Author: Trish Doller
Publication: June 19, 2012
"War is only half the battle."
When nineteen year
old Travis returns homes from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, his life
plays out like a sad country song. He's lost his girl, lost his car,
his parents are getting divorced and his brother Ryan barely speaks to
him which is probably because he's the one who stole Travis'
girlfriend. (Smooth move dude)
comeback is also marred by nightmares of his time spent in the desert
and the death of his fellow Marine, and BFF, Charlie, for which Travis
feels responsible for. It seems like everyone around him expects life
to go back to normal but Travis doesn't even know what "normal" feels
like anymore. It isn't until he runs into Harper, a girl he's known
since middle school, that life begins to look up. The more time they
spend together the more Travis realizes, Harper might be the key to
helping him find a new normal.