Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday

Desperately Wanting Wednesday is not only for releases that I’m waiting on, it’s also for already released novels that I just haven’t purchased yet, or gotten to.


Back to Bataan
by Jerome Charyn
Publication Date: July 1, 2012

New York City, 1943. War is raging in Europe and the Pacific, while Jack Dalton is stuck attending Dutch Masters Day School. What Jack really wants is to enlist in the army, to fight...

Everything changes when Coco, Jack's "fiancee," throws him over for one of his classmates. Jack sees red and does something drastic. Then he runs away. Hiding out in a nearby park, Jack joins ranks with a group of vagrants and is soon under the sway of a man called the Leader, an ex-convict who is as articulate and charismatic as he is dangerous. The Leader turns Jack's world upside down. To put things right, Jack must prove himself a braver soldier than he ever imagined.

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  1. This sounds like a thrilling and emotional read. I've already added it to my TBR pile!

  2. Dahl, thanks so much for stopping by. I really enjoyed your selection as well :)