So i have finally finished From Baghdad, With Love and i am actually happy to say that i am satisfied, which is simply due to the fact that i'm not annoyed, frustrated, or or absolutely infuriated like i am with most other books im forced to read, cough* a tale of two cities cough* cough*. i chose this book simply because when i opened it to a random page, the 1st three words were explosion, rpg, and firefight. i went into this book hoping for a violent, action packed novel. thats not what this book is about. there was just enough action to fill my blood thirst, but this book was overall an actually real story about a marine in Iraq that had a personal connection to a dog and tried his hardest to take it out of the war zone and bring it home with him. my satisfaction was found in how this was a first hand account of what was happening over in the middle east. it provided a perspective of what's really behind the news headlines. im sorry but i didnt really care that much about the dog, but the author's description of the situation and the actual setting are what interested me, but i was fascinated about how so many people worked so hard to get this little puppy out of a war ridden country. overall this is an ok read in my opinion. i think of this book as more of a short, minor memoir instead of teen literature. A dog person would probably enjoy the book more than i did, but all in all, it was actually worth reading.
Hopefully i will also be posting a vlog shortly about my response to the book.
wow... i actually took something seriously for a change.... 8P