Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Chords of War by Christopher Meeks and Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Inspired by Sam Gonzalez’s true story, "The Chords of War" is the tale of punk rock teenager Max Rivera from Florida, who seeks purpose as he tries to understand why his life always teeters between music and mayhem. After he's kicked out of his band on tour, he joins the Army to change his life. It's after 9/11, and he finds himself under fire in Iraq, part of the surge in Baquabah. In order to deal with his teen angst and raging hormones among daily patrols, coordinated battles, and women fighting alongside him, Max creates a new band with soldiers. Will Max and his friends make it?
My Take: What a great book for today's world. It is the true story of Samuel Gonzalez Jr. but all the names have been changed to protect the innocent , just kidding about the protect the innocent part. This is the story with the trappings of a modern army with the gadgets and such but also with the bad things that come with war like the toll it takes on relationships and on the human beng themselves. I would recommend this book to anyone who in interested in a more modern take on the toil of war.
I received this book from Virtual Author Booktours in exchange for my honest opinion.