Fallen Angels

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Dublin Core

Title

Fallen Angels

Subject

Young Adult Fiction

Description

When seventeen year old Richie Perry realizes he cannot afford to go to college he joins the army. He leaves the US for Vietnam with idealized ideas of war, which are soon shattered upon arrival. He witnesses increasing levels of destruction and brutality as he sees his friends and superiors die in combat. He also faces racism and selfish commanding officers while struggling to find meaning in war and wondering what he will do when he returns to civilian life, if he survives.

The book has appeared on ALA's list of 100 most frequently banned books for the 1990s for its use of profanity and realistic description of war.

Creator

Walter Dean Myers

Publisher

New York: Scholastic Inc.

Date

1988

Format

Softcover

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Walter Dean Myers, “Fallen Angels,” Special Collections, accessed January 31, 2023, https://archive.fims.uwo.ca/specialcollections/items/show/97.