Monday, October 5, 2015

A Different Truth by Annette Oppenlander

02_A Different Truth 

A Different Truth
by Annette Oppenlander

April 15, 2015 | Grey Wolfe Publishing

GENRE: YA/Historical

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In 1968, with the Vietnam War at its bloodiest, sixteen-year old Andy Olson is banished to Palmer Military Academy. Along with his best friend, Tom, he is plunged into a world where rules are everything and disobedience not an option. Andy doesn't care about politics and grows increasingly irritated when Tom openly supports the peace movement. Contradicting the establishment and provoking their bullying classmates is dangerous.

But when Tom is attacked and the school calls it an unfortunate accident, Andy makes a choice that not only threatens his future but his very life.

My Review:
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
Four Stars
"A Different Truth" by Anette Oppenlander was refreshing, enlightening and  an emotional read. Andy, the main character, was a young man in the military in the mist of the Vietnam War. Although the war is a back drop to this story, the real issues appear when Andy and his best friend Tom. I thought it was interesting to see how the author highlighted a very important aspect of society through Tom and Andy' s differing views on "patriotism."  Besides the theme of war and the test of friendship, the author also included a sweet romance.  I really enjoyed this story and all the emotions that unfolded. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR03_Annette Oppenlander

Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults. When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves indulging her mutt, Mocha, and traveling around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories.

“Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive. When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a number, it turns into a story.”

For more information visit Annette Oppenlander's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


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