"This gripping yet tender coming-of-age story reveals multiple nuanced perspectives of the Vietnam War and its aftermath in the summer of 1980. Powerful historical fiction.”  Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Partridge proves her keen understanding of young people and her ability to write engrossing fiction grounded in the history she usually illuminates in nonfiction. A strong yet gentle read.”—Kirkus Reviews
"Partridge also succeeds in incorporating solid historical research into a moving story, using the dogtag, symbol of a most unpopular war, as an instrument of catharsis.” —School Library Journal
"Creative and winsome... poignant coming-of-age into a story that resonates with pain and a hard-fought resolution.” —Booklist
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