8.29.2009

Bull Rider
by Suzanne Morgan Williams

Summary: Cam comes from a family of champion bull riders, but he prefers skateboarding. His life is turned upside down when his big brother, Ben, comes back from Iraq severely injured. Cam must deal with the changes in Ben and also consider carrying on the family tradition of bull riding.
Thoughts: This is a realistic look at how devastating war can be on the families of soldiers as well as the soldiers themselves. I really enjoyed the story as seen through Cam's eyes; it was well-developed and poignant. The world of bull riding was interesting to me, but a reader wouldn't need to have an interest in this to enjoy this compelling novel.

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