On Blood Road (a Vietnam War novel) (Hardcover)

On Blood Road (a Vietnam War novel) Cover Image
Email or call for price.
Not Available at This Time

Description


A high-stakes, gripping survival novel from Steve Watkins, set during the Vietnam War.

The last place on earth Taylor Sorenson wants to be is in Saigon in the middle of the Vietnam War. His mom dragged him here to visit his dad, who's stationed at the US embassy, and Taylor is bored out of his skull. One night, during an embassy dinner, he decides to sneak out to see the Tet celebrations in the city. But before he makes it very far, fighting erupts across all of South Vietnam--and Taylor is captured by the North Vietnamese Army.Realizing he could be an important bargaining chip, the NVA decides to move Taylor to the North. The only way there is the Ho Chi Ming Trail, a series of dangerous paths that snake from South Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia before finally reaching North Vietnam. But thousands have died on the trail, and Taylor doesn't know what's waiting for him at the end.What follows is a harrowing journey during one of the most controversial wars in US history, where one boy is forced to confront the true cost of war, and what it really means to survive.

About the Author


Steve Watkins is the author of the novels On Blood Road;Juvie; What Comes After; Great Falls; Sink or Swim; Down Sand Mountain, winner of the Golden Kite Award; and the Ghosts of War series, including The Secret of Midway, Lost at Khe Sanh, AWOL in North Africa, and Fallen in Fredericksburg.

A former professor of journalism, creative writing, and Vietnam War literature, Steve now runs a nonprofit yoga studio and works with an urban reforestation organization in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Praise For…


Praise for Steve WatkinsGreat Falls"Watkins treatment of the troubled Jeremy is unsparingly honest yet deeply compassionate, and his fast-paced, suspenseful story is a searing indictment of war and its impact on those who are trying to do a job in the face of unforgiving tragedy." --Booklist"A gripping, moving, disturbing tale of homecoming." --Kirkus"Watkins s portrayal of Shane as a real, flawed teenager who has few answers and little power to change the world beyond small acts of love and concern takes the book far beyond the clich s of the PTSD veteran genre. It also makes it that much more heartbreaking." --VOYAWhat Comes After"A haunting story of loyalty, regret, and the fervent hope for second chances." --Booklist"Watkins displays his expertise as he creates a heroine who is broken and yet refuses to stay down." --Kirkus

Praise for Steve WatkinsGreat Falls"Watkins treatment of the troubled Jeremy is unsparingly honest yet deeply compassionate, and his fast-paced, suspenseful story is a searing indictment of war and its impact on those who are trying to do a job in the face of unforgiving tragedy." --Booklist"A gripping, moving, disturbing tale of homecoming." --Kirkus"Watkins s portrayal of Shane as a real, flawed teenager who has few answers and little power to change the world beyond small acts of love and concern takes the book far beyond the clich s of the PTSD veteran genre. It also makes it that much more heartbreaking." --VOYAWhat Comes After"A haunting story of loyalty, regret, and the fervent hope for second chances." --Booklist"Watkins displays his expertise as he creates a heroine who is broken and yet refuses to stay down." --Kirkus


Product Details
ISBN: 9781338197013
ISBN-10: 1338197010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English