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Underdahl, S. T.
New York : Flux, 2012

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Dov considers himself the lesser sibling in his household. How could he not, when his brother Brian is so perfect--athletic, manly, the town football star, and now, war hero? Then, the family receives the call they have dreaded: Brian has been injured. But is Dov the only one who notices that Brian is not quite himself when he returns early from Afghanistan? Are the wounds from the roadside bomb more than physical? Life kind of sucks for Dov right now. His father has only scorn for him, a new girl in town is slowly letting Dov in on some scary secrets, and Dov’s best friend, pet gecko Leo, hasn’t eaten in days. Dov, the bullied emo kid with the mad crush on his art teacher, faces man-sized challenges when Brian comes home. Can the “loser” brother handle treading through this “no man’s land?”   (South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2015,   Prepared by: Kelly Price, Batesburg-Leesville High School,

SUBJECTS:     Brothers -- Fiction.
                        Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Fiction.
                        Veterans -- Fiction.
                        Afghan War, 2001- -- Fiction.

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