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Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy

For Ages: 12 and up
RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR.

And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself.

But after Rick ventures into the Vietnam jungle, he discovers that no one -- not protestors, politicians, or writers -- has got a clue. War is far bigger, scarier, and more complicated than anything he ever could have imagined.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416953715 | 
  • January 2008 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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About the Author

Dean Hughes
Photograph by Doug Martin

Dean Hughes

Dean Hughes is the author of more than eighty books for young readers, including the popular sports series Angel Park All-Stars, the Scrappers series, the Nutty series, the widely acclaimed companion novels Family Pose and Team Picture, and Search and Destroy. Soldier Boys was selected for the 2001 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list. Dean Hughes and his wife, Kathleen, have three children and nine grandchildren. They live in Midway, Utah.

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