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The Road Home (Point Signature)
The Road Home - Point Signature
Author: Ellen Emerson White
ISBN-13: 9780590467384
ISBN-10: 0590467387
Publication Date: 11/1997
Pages: 469
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.

4.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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The final book related to the Echo Company series (written under one of White's pseudonyms, Zack Emerson), this is about a nurse named Rebecca Phillips who served in Vietnam and the struggles she faces returning to her old life due to her experiences in the jungle and the hospital, and dealing with the problems that made her to join the Army in the first place. This is my favorite book by White and one of my favorite books in general. In Book 3 of Echo Company, Tis the Season, you see Rebecca before the chopper crash and her trip through the jungle. While not necessary to read it or the other Echo Company books about Rebecca's boyfriend Mike, it makes this book even better, especially when you know who Mike's friends are and see exactly what Rebecca went through. (Dragging herself through the jungle is awfully similar to Meg Powers dragging herself through the forest in White's Long Live the Queen.)

Rebecca (and Mike, sort of) is mentioned briefly a few times in some of White's other works (All Emergencies, Ring Super and one of those dreadful Santa Paws books she wrote as Nicholas Edwards) so one does get a small snapshot of what happened to her after she drives away at the end of the book.
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This book grabbed my attention in the first 2 pages & never let go! I loved every bit & only wish there was a sequel.
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This book follows the struggles of a Vietnam nurse named Rebecca, both during the war, and after when she returns to the world. It is somewhat graphic in places and young readers should be cautioned. It is an interesting impression of the war, coming from two very rare views, that of medical nurse, and that of a woman. Overall a very good read.