Since Jamie can't fight in Vietnam, she looks forward to hearing about her big brother TJ's heroic adventures in the jungle. Meanwhile, she volunteers at the local Army recreation center and competes against her friend Private Hollister in a hotly contested summer-long series of gin rummy games. Instead of letters, however, TJ sends Jamie nothing but rolls of film, which the soldiers at the Rec Center teach her to develop. And when Jamie sees TJ's pictures, she starts to change her mind about the war. A 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.
Shooting the MoonBook Verdict
ISBN: 9781416926900 Format: Print Book Edition: - Publisher: Atheneum Page Count: 176 Trim Size: 5" x 7 1/2" Dewey Classification: F Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.3, Points: 4 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.7, Points: 9 Lexile: Level: 890L Awards & Honors: 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Honor, Fiction & Poetry; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2009, History/Life and Culture in the Americas Genre: Realistic fiction.