Tuesday, 8 April 2014

#BookReview - Closing The Gap by Yvonne Jones #Military #ReviewShare

Closing The Gap: Understanding Your Service(wo)manClosing The Gap: Understanding Your Service(wo)man by Yvonne Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Strangely enough the timing we finished the book coincided with a world event. Military personnel from at least 20 countries were out looking for a 'missing' plane. While most news outlets concentrated on the disaster itself, this book made me think of the military personnel and their families.

Such missions are mild compared to deployments to Afghanistan or Iraq. What I truly appreciate about this book is the level-headedness Yvonne Jones has written with. She points out directly how difficult it can be but not at all in a self-pitying manner.

Given that the language is simple and she also uses charts to get her point through, schools should make this book available for their students to get a better understanding of military families.

Would I recommend this read? If you have a member in the military or you want to understand military lifestyle better, this is the book for you.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4.5/5
Editing: 4.5/5
Formatting: 4.5/5
Pacing: 4.5/5
Offensive content?: None at all and I think if the book is read as a family unit it would give children a better understanding of the sacrifices made by military personnel and their families.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.(less)

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