By: Walter Dean Myers
Fallen Angels Summary
Fallen Angels is a tale of five soldiers coming from different parts of the States to serve their country in the Vietnam War which is taking place in the 1960's.The book's main focus lays on a soldier by the name of Richie Perry a young kid out of the poor streets of Harlem, New York. Perry didn't have any intention to go to the army, he preferred going to college, but after not getting in he was left with no other choice. While in Nam, the soldiers face racial conflicts between themselves that distracts them from the war. While having to fight off constant conflict barriers Sergeant Simpson, Lieutenant Carroll, and others are making an effort to come up with various tactics to defeat the Congs, as Peewee says. The group of boys must also deal with the abuse they go through while still having to participate in combat.
Walter Myers and Accomplishments
". . . This is a book which should be read by both young adults and adults." --District of Columbia Public Library