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The Yellow Birds,
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The Yellow Birds was just about the most emotionally difficult book for me to get through - ever. Powers waxes a bit too poetic in several parts; however, when he gets into descriptions of his experiences on the ground in Iraq, you feel as if your stomach's falling out. Any of your previous reading experience pales by far in comparison.
As a mother, I cannot fathom how we're allowing our children - in their teens and twenties - to be so horrifically maimed or killed in stange, terrible places, when there's no valid reason for them to be there whatsoever.