I like to play football.
There are a lot of people out there who like action and adventure, and then there are couple of people who just like to be boring. Well, for those who like to be boring this book will change your mind on everything about wanting to be bored. Even if they don’t like the book, they’ll still say that it changed how they looked at things differently in life after they read this book.
The man who wrote this book is, Howard E. Wasdin, and he is the man who served in the United States Army and wrote a book about his life as a young boy, and about his teenage years with his step-dad and mom. His childhood and teenage years were very hard for him, because his father moved away and when his mom met a guy named Leon and became his step-dad. He beat the boy everyday even if he didn’t do anything wrong. If he didn’t have all the pine cones picked up before Leon got home, Leon would go into the boy’s room and beat him until one day close to his teenage years he couldn’t even feel the pain anymore and made Leon hit him even harder. So when he was a man and graduated high school he went the the army and trained for his first mission to go command a ship.
One day while Howard was on a mission with his friend, Little Bigman, they were shot at and Little Bigman could’ve been killed if it wasn’t for his knife he had since he was a kid. The bullet shattered the knife and would’ve died if it wasn’t there because the knife was thick enough to stop the bullet from hitting his leg. Howard was shot at and lost a finger and started to realize that he was human and started to break down mentally. The most important thing in the army is to be mentally strong, and now that he was hurt he was coming to the prediction that he wouldn’t make it home to his wife and little girl.
This book is emotional, action packed, and can make you change the way you look at things in everyday life. Howard was a child with a bad childhood but he never let that get to him because he knew that he could do great things. He didn’t care whether or not he died as long as his team and most importantly his brothers he fought side by side to bring each other home to their loved ones.