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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Freefall by Anna Levine

Title: Freefall
Author: Anna Levine
Published: 2008
Pages: 272
Rating: 5/5
Summary: What would your life be like if military service was compulsory, not voluntary?

Aggie is eighteen and getting ready to do her service for the Israeli Army. She could get a cushy assignment—maybe pushing paper somewhere—or she could just take her chances. Only, Aggie isn't like that. Despite her small size and the fact that she needs to gain weight to even make the grade, and despite the total disbelief of her entire family (except her grandmother, who is an old freedom fighter and don't you forget it), Aggie is trying out for an elite combat unit.

Ben—Aggie's crush of the moment—isn't at all convinced that she's making the right choice. Shira, Aggie's best friend forever, is bewildered (and perhaps a bit too interested in Ben). Then there's Noah. And the serendipitous snow. And a good-bye kiss that turns into, well, a real kiss.

Luckily for Aggie, her backbreaking, sand-in-mouth, completely-lost-in-the-desert training produces an unlikely dividend: friends. The kind she never imagined she could have. The kind you'd go to war with—and for.

Review: The story starts off with Abigail who has to decide what she wants to do in military service. She's trying to decide what she wants to do and what others want her to do. She has to go through many challenges before she understand what she wants to do and where she belongs.
Abigail was someone who knew what she had to do and didn't let others put her down. She knew that it wasn't going to be easy to accomplish what she wanted but that didn't mean that she just gave up. Her determination was something that I really liked and also the way she looked at things.
The reader also gets to know more about a country that we may have heard of before but don't really know much about it. I was glad to see that the way they lived. The characters were teens like any other who just happened to live in this country and knew they has to serve it.
This book was different to what I had read before. It took place in a country I didn't know much about and during these times. I would really recommend this book to others!
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