Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
The book Jarhead by Anthony Swofford in my opinion is a great book, especially for those that are into action books. The book refers to a Marine and what he has to do to get in the Marines, such as how the Marines are regularly trained, which is exhausting. The book talks about all the trouble this dude got into while he was in the Marines like all the women in his life and all the bar fights he’s gotten into.
There are some emotionally deep parts like when he and all of his war buddies leave the war zone and go back to their homes. He later finds out that one of them just died in a car accident. Also when he and a few of the other guys went to his funeral and had to see his mother cry, that was one of the parts that made me choke up with sadness.
Now that I have a small glimpse of what the Marines go through all the time it makes me respect them a lot more and honor their sacrifice.
I would give this book a 9 out of 10 because it is very descriptive and doesn’t hold back on any of the language. Also the book doesn’t put the reader to sleep; instead it leaves the reader wanting more. And if I tell you that it’s a good book, then it’s a good book because I’m not the person that reads that often; I read a book about two times a year. So to the people that are adrenaline junkies, this is a good book to get your blood pumping, and also to all the action lovers out there this is also a good book for you.
~Javier P., Class of ’12
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