Fallen Angels

by Walter Dean Myers

Presented by: John Clendenin - 2nd Period

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"My father used to call all soldiers angel warriors," he said. "Because usually they get boys to fight wars. Most of you aren't even old enough to vote yet."

Plot Summary

Seventeen-year-old high school graduate Richie Perry had always had dreams of attending college. After he finds out he is not able to he packs his bags for the army. After going through basic training, he leaves for Vietnam with illusions of war. He is confident that his injured knee will be processed with the medical file properly so he will not engage in any combat. He also hears and believes in the rumors of soon-to-be peace and the romantic myths of war.
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Fallen Angels Got a 4 out of 5 stars by Good Reads

Here are some of the awards that Fallen Angels have won

  • Literary Prizes - Multicultural Review

  • Literary Prizes - Wilson's Junior High School

  • Literary Prizes - Wilson's Senior High School

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