The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt

Levi Katznelson is like a lot of younger brothers.  He grew up idolizing his big brother, Boaz, and often felt as if he would never be able to measure up to his greatness.  Then Boaz did something completely unexpected.  Instead of going off to college [on scholarship, no less!], he enlisted in the Marines and went off to war.

Boaz is home now, after three years in the Middle East, and things are far from “back to normal.”  Readjusting to civilian life isn’t going well, and Levi can’t understand why Boaz rarely comes out of his room or even speaks.  Levi starts off lying to himself and everyone else, saying that Boaz is doing great, but soon discovers that a healthy dose of truth and a whole lot of patience are what he will need if he is ever going to get his brother back.  This was an amazing story about the true costs of war and the struggles veterans face when they come home.

Happy Reading!

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