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A young woman is sent to Fort McClellan, Alabama to face the test of Army Basic Training. In the two and a half months she spends there, she is forced to overcome obstacles she could never have imagined. Through the letters she writes back home, she describes her trials and triumphs over man, nature and her own fears about becoming a United States Soldier.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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