Goodreads: The New Recruit
Author: Andy McNab
Published: 3rd January 2013 (Doubleday Childrens)
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “What if your prank killed your best friend. Could you live with yourself?
You try to forget and move on; you enrol in Army training, you want to make something of your life. The training is tough and it almost breaks you. But you survive; you know you’ll make a good soldier.
Finally, when you’re out in Afghanistan, under enemy fire, you come face-to-face with your best friend’s brother. He still blames you for his brother’s death. You now have more to fear than just enemy soldiers . . .” – Goodreads
Review: I haven’t read a whole lot by the Author but out of the few I have read, this was one of the better one. I think it was more to do with the subject matter and situation. It reminded me a lot of Our Girl. It took you from him going through basic training, infantry training and being stationed in Afghanistan.
It took you gradually through the process, it didn’t rush to the full-on action in Afghanistan. The Author showed a great deal of knowledge and know-how of the British Army. You felt like you were there with them training.
The drama side of the book wasn’t all that in your face. Not until the end when it all heated up.