Kokie, E. M.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick, 2012
||Matt Foster is angry—belligerent at
school, alienated from his bullying father—and grieving
for his big brother T. J., who never came back from the
Iraq war. All he wants is for people to leave him alone
and to have some of T. J.’s personal effects, something to
remember him by. So when big boxes arrive from the
military, he is determined to open them up, even though
his father has warned him not to go anywhere near them.
The letters Matt finds inside reveal a secret life that
T.J. led before he died that Matt had never even dreamed
of. Matt takes off on a road trip to find the letter
writer, even though he knows his father will be furious.
What will he find? Will this letter writer even want to
meet him? Will what he discovers change his life
forever? (Winnie Host, Penncrest High School)
(Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)
|SUBJECTS: Brothers -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction.