Friday, March 1, 2013

Review: Soldier Hill by Phil Rossi

In 1983, two high school friends set out to honor a fallen soldier from the Vietnam War. A coming of age story about honor and sacrifice.

Source: Received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review.

This was a decent read, but I really did not get into like I thought I would. The blurb does not really give the book justice. It take me a while to really get into the story, and truly understand what was going on.
Eddie embarks on a journey with his friend Dave to find out why there is a tree planted there with the remembrance of a soldier. Why does no one in the school or in town speak of it? Or speak of the person? Eddie finds out the story behind the soldier and finds out who his father is.
All in all it was a good book, but there were some things that did bother me.
I found the fight scene where the word "kidney" was used repeatedly was just ridiculous, he could have used another word. Also I kept going back to find out what the author meant by kidney. There was slang that just really was hard to understand I guess being a young adult I didn't use any of the slang growing up.
I do have to the story did turn out pretty good, being as it helps you remember our soldiers back then and even now.
At the end where there was a memorial put in remembrance to Billy and other soldier's I thought that was really sweet and caring. Especially with the change that was going on around in the town.

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