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The Things a Brother Knows I could easily read another couple hundred pages of this, but at the same time I think it s just long enough.It s concise, but beautifully written in its dryness the kind of writing that once in a while just hits you with a particularly piercing and visual sentence.It tells the story it wants to tell nothing , nothing less in about three hours of reading It s complete, but clearly, tangibly just a beginning.The relationship between siblings is something that s always fascinated me, an I could easily read another couple hundred pages of this, but at the same time I think it s just long enough.It s concise, but beautifully written in its dryness the kind of writing that once in a while just hits you with a particularly piercing and visual sentence.It tells the story it wants to tell nothing , nothing less in about three hours of reading It s complete, but clearly, tangibly just a beginning.The relationship between siblings is something that s always fascinated me, and I love the way it s portrayed here, because it feels real as far as I know, it is, and if it isn t for everyone, I know for certain that it is at least for someone.The entire Kat I am currently on page 46 of 242 in The Things a Brother Knows So far I have enjoyed the book since it fits my tastes and is a realistic fiction book I will give a brief idea of the book so far without any spoilers This book is about a boy whose intelligent and successful brother enlists in the marines rather than going to any high level college of his choice The book doesn t show what happened durring the war, but what happened after His brother won t leave his room and has changed a lot s I am currently on page 46 of 242 in The Things a Brother Knows So far I have enjoyed the book since it fits my tastes and is a realistic fiction book I will give a brief idea of the book so far without any spoilers This book is about a boy whose intelligent and successful brother enlists in the marines rather than going to any h Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.comBoaz is coming home That s what the reader learns early on Boaz is everything that the narrator, Levi, is not Boaz was the star athlete at school He could have his pick of colleges and scholarships And at least according to Levi , he had the most gorgeous girlfriend in the world But against everyone s wishes, especially their parents , Boaz enlists in the Marines.The Katznelsons had relocated to the United States from Israel Boaz s parents can t und Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.comBoaz is coming home That s what the reader learns early on Boaz is everything that the narrator, Levi, is not Boaz was the star athlete at school He could have his pick of colleges and scholarships And at least according to Levi , he had the most gorgeous girlfriend in the world But against everyone s wishes, especially their parents , B This is one of those books I think everyone should read As a wife of a military man and coming from a long line of military folks, I m already biased toward this book That said, I ll admit that this book was hard to get into at the beginning It moved slowly, was a bit confusing and aggravating the way nothing seemed to happen or change BUT, thinking back on the times I ve faced similar circumstances of soldier homecomings, this is exactly what it is like The author has done an amazing job o This is one of those books I think everyone should read As a wife of a military man and coming from a long line of military folks, I m already biased toward this book That said, I ll admit that this book was hard to get into at the beginning It moved slowly, was a bit confusing and aggravating the way nothing seemed to happen or change BUT, thinking back on the times I ve faced similar circumstances of soldier homecomings, this is exactly what it is like The author has done an amazing job of portraying the confusion, waiting, desperation and frustration that a family feels with a soldier s homecoming The road trip portion of the story was lovely Perhaps a bit unrealistic for the majority of soldiers but, in this case, was written with strong enough characters to pull it off Although it seems to end abruptly, to anyone having gone through something similar it will be famili A well written teen novel about soldiers returning home and the families who await them Boaz left home three years ago to enlist and fight in an unspecified foreign war His 17 year old brother Levi is struck by how different the returned Boaz is from the outgoing, popular boy that left Written from Levi s perspective, the author explores multiple relationships in order for each brother to realize what they know about each other and themselves This isn t a long book, and much of the story is A well written teen novel about soldiers returning home and the families who await them Boaz left home three years ago to enlist and fight in an unspecified foreign war His 17 year old brother Levi is struck by how different the returned Boaz is from the outgoing, popular boy that left Written from Levi s perspective, the author explores multiple relationships in order for each brother to realize what they know about each other and themselves This isn t a long book, and much of the story is building up to a climactic final chapter Unfortunately, the ending doesn t quite match the anticipation.This book was required reading for my son entering 9th grade In a way, it s an easy pick for high scho Levi s brother Boaz joined the Marines at age 18, a sudden and surprising decision for him He comes back after three years at war as Bo, who sleeps on the floor, hides in his room at all times, and refuses to ride in a car anywhere There absolutely needs to be books about this, because how many people see a brother, a husband, a son, a cousin, or a friend go to war and come back a different person The basic plotline is a good and important one.What didn t connect for me were the characters B Levi s brother Boaz joined the Marines at age 18, a sudden and surprising decision for him He comes back after three years at war as Bo, who sleeps on the floor, hides in his room at all times, and refuses to ride in a car anywhere There absolutely needs to be books about this, because how many people see a brother, a husband, a son, a cousin, or a friend go to war and come back a different person The basic plotline is a good and important one.What didn t connect for me were the characters Boaz himself remains an unexplored cipher until the very last page I never feel like I understand him anythan I had on page one Levi is the only character I felt any connection with at all Pearl, one of Levi s friends, felt bizarrelylike a guy s idea of a perfect girl who is a friend than an actual girl Bizarre, because this isn t a male writer It probably hasto do with the very thin characterization pretty much e Jamie PoormanAPA Citation Reinhardt, D 2010 The Things A Brother Knows New York Wendy Lamb.Genre Contemporary realistic fiction.Format Print Hardover, 245 pages Awards Recipient of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Recipient of the California Book Award Named one of Kirkus 2010 Best Books for Teens School Library Journal 2010 Best Books of the Year Booklist Children s Editors Choice List One of NPR s five best teen books of the year ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Teens listSelection Process Jamie PoormanAPA Citation Reinhardt, D 2010 The Things A Brother Knows New York Wendy Lamb.Genre Contemporary realistic fiction.Format Print Hardover, 245 pages Awards Recipient of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Recipient of the California Book Award Named one of Kirkus 2010 Best Books for Teens School Library Journal 2010 Best Books of the Year Booklist Children s Editors Choice List One of NPR s five best teen books of the year ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Teens listSelection Process Booklist and School Library Journal starred reviews Levi and Bo Levi S Older Brother Boaz Returns From Fighting With The Marines In The Middle East He S Safe Levi S Family Has Waited Three Long Years For This But Boaz Is No Longer The Brother Levi Thought He Knew Even If Nobody Else Wants To See It, Levi Can Tell That Boaz Has Changed Something S Wrong When Boaz Announces He S Off To Hike The Appalachian Trail, Levi Knows He S Lying He S Heading Somewhere Else So Levi Follows, Determined To Understand Who His Brother Was, What He S Been Through, And How To Bring Him Home Again. Summary Levi s older brother Boaz has returned from a tour of duty in the war on terror Levi and his family are puzzled by his behavior he is remote and uncommunicative, shutting himself up in his room all day and refusing to rejoin family life Levi is frustrated with his brother and feels anger and dislike towards him for acting this way Luckily he has the support of his friends Pearl and Zim Levi sneaks into his brother s room and finds maps with mysterious markings When Boaz announce Summary Levi s older brother Boaz has returned from a tour of duty in the war on terror Levi and his family are puzzled by his behavior he is remote and uncommunicative, shutting himself up in his room all day and refusing to rejoin family life Levi is frustrated with his brother and feels anger and dislike towards him for acting this way Luckily he has the support of his friends Pearl and Zim Levi sneaks into his brother s room and finds maps with mysterious markings When Boaz announces that he is planning to hike the Appalachian Trail, Levi decided to take a road trip and see if he can catch up with Boaz at one of the locations marked on the map When Lev Levi is a junior in high school, and as the novel opens, his older brother, Boaz, is returning home from his tour of duty with the marines, in Iraq Boaz has been gone for a long time after enlisting right after high school , and has effectively cut off communication with his family Upon his return home, those communication lines are still cut Boaz spends all his time in his room, and Levi knows that he s working on a plan involving the computer and maps, but has no idea what it could be.When Levi is a junior in high school, and as the novel opens, his older brother, Boaz, is returning home from his tour of duty with the marines, in Iraq Boaz has been gone for a long time after enlisting right after high school , and has effectively cut off communication with his family Upon his return home, those communication lines are still cut Boaz spends all his time in his room, and Levi knows that he s working on a plan involving the computer and maps, but has no idea what it could be.When Boaz announces that he s going to leave home for a while, to hike the Appalachian Trail, Levi knows it s a cover for some other journey Levi, with the help of his friends, begins to follow Boaz, to try to discover what his f


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