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Back Home
Author: Julia Keller
"It is a story, told well and accurately, that summons up both tears and outrage."--Walter Dean Myers — BACK HOME is the story of 13-year-old Rachel Ann "Brownie" Browning, whose family faces a tragic loss. Her father has just returned from the war in Iraq. He has suffered a traumatic brain injury--and is no longer the father she knew. — Keller's ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781606846476
ISBN-10: 1606846477
Publication Date: 5/26/2015
Pages: 208
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Publisher: EgmontUSA
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 2
Reviewed by hoopsielv for TeensReadToo.com

It should be a joyous time for Rachel, her mom, and her siblings, Marcy and Robbie. Her father is coming home from Iraq. They should be celebrating and creating new memories together as a family.

Things will never be the same, though. Her father was injured while overseas. He's lost an arm and a leg and also has some brain damage. He's got to learn most things over again and spends time first at a rehabilitation center before coming home.

At first, it doesn't even seem like Dad is home. He just sits there. Rachel knows she must step up and help. She struggles to figure out how. Is Dad really not capable or has he lost the will to try? Will their family always be like this?

BACK HOME is a realistic novel about a family trying to pull together and be one during a difficult adjustment. It is full of touching moments. I would strongly recommend this book!
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