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    Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance

    Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance

    by Chris Lynch

    Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of them is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too--each with a different branch of the US military.

    Morris joins the US Navy, and he makes it his personal mission to watch over his friends from the USS Boston. But the Boston itself isn't safe from attack. And although Morris means to keep his friends safe, he may have his hands full just watching out for himself.

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    Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-grade and teen readers, including the Cyberia series and the National Book Award finalist INEXCUSABLE. He teaches in the Lesley University creative writing MFA program, and divides his time between Massachusetts and Scotland.

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    by Chris Lynch

    Morris and his three best friends have always promised to stay friends and protect one another. So when one of them is drafted for the military, Morris and the others decide to enlist so they can watch each other's backs and come out alive. Despite nightmares of seeing his friends die right in front of him, Morris is determined to hold up his end of the pact.

    At first, life as a navy electrician seems simple enough, until Morris's ship joins the front lines off the coast of Vietnam and he comes face to face with the full terror of war. Can he steel himself to do what the navy has trained him to do, even as he begins to question his role in the war?

    The first installment in the Vietnam series takes a thought-provoking look at four young men on the cusp of a life- and world-changing endeavor.

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I Pledge Allegiance

Author: Chris Lynch

Series: Vietnam (Book #1)

Interest Level:
5-9

Lexile Framework:
860L

Grade Level Equivalent:
6

Guided Reading Level:
Z

Age:
10-14

Genre:
Historical Fiction, Series

Subject:
Vietnam War, Friends and Friendship

About This Book

Four best friends. Four ways to serve their country.

Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck are best friends for life. So when one of the teens is drafted into the Vietnam War, the others sign up, too. Although they each serve in a different branch, they are fighting the war together — and they pledge to do all they can to come home together.

Haunted by dreams of violence and death, Morris makes it his personal mission to watch over his friends — and the best place to do that is in the US Navy. Stationed off the coast of Vietnam on the USS Boston, Morris and his fellow sailors provide crucial support to the troops on the ground.

But the Boston itself isn't safe from attack. And as Morris finds his courage and resolve tested like never before, he keeps coming back to a single thought.

He made a pledge. He must keep them safe.


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