Sunday, April 18, 2010

To Serve My CountryTo Serve My Country by Jenna Turnipseed
Published: March 25th 2009
Details: Paperback, 144 pages
Disclosure: Bought from
Summery (Goodreads):
Young woman searching for purpose, a young soldier making her mark in the world. The author puts her life, her thoughts, her challenges, and her pride on display in this insightful story of a young woman's discovery of self. This coming-of-age biography shows how she discovered meaning in her life; conveying an honest and emotional portrayal of life in service to her country. This is the true story of a young woman venturing out into the world seeking adventure, and discovering life, love and herself.

To Serve My Country is about Jenna, and her journey through the United States Army as a female solider.

There isn't much I can say about the book, it's pretty much summed up in the sentence above. The book does take you on her journey, it shares with you the experience of being in the military, the freedom you don't have, the hardships... it also focuses on her life, her life as a wife and as a mother. On her decision to re-enlist or to not. About her journey back in the military later in life but with the National Guard and how different that was for her since she was so use to the Army ways.

This was a quick read for me and while I did enjoy it, I also didn't. It didn't tell me anything new, I know what people see when they're deployed. The stories she didn't weren't what I didn't like, it was the structure of the pages that bothered me. It read more like a published blog. The chapters were short and had one word titles. She could had added a little more detail in certain area's. Or explained a few more things more clearly. 

I would recommend this book if you're a female thinking of joining the military of if you're curious to know what it's like, this book is a great insight on that. But if not, I probably wouldn't recommend this book.

1 comment:

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