Dogtag Summer

Dogtag Summer

by Elizabeth Partridge

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Overview

Twelve-year-old Tracy-or Tuyet-has always felt different. The villagers
in Vietnam called her con-lai, or "half-breed," because her father was
an American GI. And she doesn't fit in with her adoptive family in
California, either. But when Tracy and a friend discover a soldier's
dogtag hidden among her father's things, it sets her past and her
present on a collision course. Where should her broken heart come to
rest? In a time and place she remembers only in her dreams? Or among the
people she now calls family? Partridge's sensitive portrayal of a girl
and her family grappling with the complicated legacy of war is as timely
today as the events were decades ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599906737
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE is the author of several award-winning books for young readers, including Marching to Freedom, This Land Was Made for You and Me, and John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth. Elizabeth lives in California.
www.elizabethpartridge.com
Elizabeth Partridge grew up in house full of dogs and cats, chameleons, fish, tortoises, and even a pet tarantula. Elizabeth was the first student to graduate with a degree in Women's Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and later went to Great Britain to study Chinese medicine. She is the author of several books for young readers, including three biographies: Restless Spirit: the Life and Work of Dorothea Lange, This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth. Elizabeth lives in California.
www.elizabethpartridge.com

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Dogtag Summer 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ptstd is a difficult subject for vets, more difficult for the anyone who came over as refugees in the final moments of that war. this book was written as a young adult book- however i don't mind stating i am from that crew of people of that time and place. the comments regarding defense mechanisms- and how the memories surface again years later- are true, as is the comments of how vets were treated after that war- so forgotten now this is great read for anyone who wants understanding of a different time, the pain, and hopefully the beginning of the healing needed for the future
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Storyline went very slowly until the end
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The chapters may "seem" a little misleading/confusing, but they flow very well and consistently with the story, moving it forward right till the end. It was very well written and I couldn't put it down!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Tracy has never felt like she belonged. In Vietnam, she was con lai, half breed, because her father was an American GI. Life with her new family in America isn't much different. When she and her best friend, Stargazer, stumble upon her father's old ammo box and war dogtags, they bring on a slew of questions without answers. She is flooded with memories from her past in Vietnam during the war, and she discovers more about herself than she had ever known. Elizabeth Partridge bravely delves into the complications war has on families. Those who have ever felt as though they were strangers in their own homes will connect with Tracy's struggles to find herself. Alternating between the past and present, the author takes readers on an unforgettable journey.