Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Question: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.
My favorite fictional soldier is Brigan from "Fire," by Kristin Cashore. I guess I just admire how he's super selfless and responsible and how he's willing to put his own desires below the needs of his country. Also, he's hot.
Choosing a real-life favorite is harder, because there are so, so many awesome people who have served their countries. But the one that comes to mind is from this story I was researching for work recently about a solider during the Vietnam War who worked with a scout dog. And the soldier extended his tour of duty twice just so he could stay with the dog. Maybe I was just feeling really emotional that day, but that story seriously almost made me cry.