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Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

Summary: Ben Bright is living the perfect life; that is, until he decides to join the military. His family and his girlfriend are upset when they hear the news, but they learn to accept it when he leaves on the train. But when they get a phone call from the military, it’s not to tell them that their son is coming home; its to tell them that he’s been in an accident. Ben has brain damage, and can no longer walk, read, or speak. He also cannot remember anything. And the doctors cannot answer the one question they’re all dying to know: Will Ben ever be able to remember who he is? Or will he be stuck like that forever?

This book is recommended for anyone over the age of thirteen. There is use of alcohol, and some concepts that kids may not grasp. Also, it shows how the world is not just the sunny place some people seem to think it is.

Beautifully written, and easy to understand, this book is a quick read, and will keep you wanting to turn the pages. While you do not feel the same agony as some of the characters, you still can feel something while reading this novel. Also, Harry and Peter really expressed the feelings of Ben and his confusion very well.

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