While He Was Away
One year—he'll be gone for one year and then we'll be together again and everything will be back to the way it should be. The day David left, I felt like my heart was breaking. Sure, any long–distance relationship is tough, but David was going to war—to fight, to protect, to put his life in... show more
One year—he'll be gone for one year and then we'll be together again and everything will be back to the way it should be. The day David left, I felt like my heart was breaking. Sure, any long–distance relationship is tough, but David was going to war—to fight, to protect, to put his life in danger. We can get through this, though. We'll talk, we'll email, we won't let anything come between us. I can be on army girlfriend for one year. But will my sweet, soulful, funny David be the same person when he comes home? Will I? And what if he doesn't come home at all...? "A tender and honest examination of love, longing, and loyalty in the face of modern war."—Laura Ruby, author of Bad Apple "While He Was Away is a wonderful love story with writing that is skillful and true."—Amy Timberlake, author of That Girl Lucy Moon
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
Full review coming once I have time to gather my thoughts. I hoped I would enjoy WHILE HE WAS AWAY, and I did. I had a few small quibbles, but overall found it to be an enjoyable book, with a fresh, original writing style from the author.
Don’t let the pastel colored sunset fool you into thinking this is a love conquers all thing. This is not just some sweet love story of a couple seeing things through to their happily ever after. IT’S BETTER THAN THAT. Mainly because it’s more real but more importantly less dramatic about the goings...
I really don't know what to think about this book. It was ok, but I somehow didn't like Penny. Her story had good moments, had weak too.Nice, quick read.
Other reviews like this at The Book Babe Note: Due to copy an paste, formatting has been lost.While He Was Away was an utterly amazing novel about the effects of war, the girlfriends of soldiers, and, overall, how scary and insane it can be having someone you love in the war.To be honest, I really ...
I've been flip-flopping on exactly what to say about this book since I read it. There are parts that I absolutely loved. And there are parts (like the end)--not so much.I loved the cover. A lot of times, the cover doesn't match the book or what I think the couple looks like. This isn't the case w...