My Father's Son - Andy Symonds

by Andy Symonds

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Wounds aren't always followed by purple hearts and the battle doesn't necessarily stop on the front lines. This is the story of one boy, of one family, who has their world ripped away by war.

When Nathan's father, a decorated Navy SEAL, is killed in combat, he must rely on his father's teammates for direction as he learns to become a man. The normal struggles of adolescence are amplified while growing up in the shadow of a war hero, and a young man's future hangs in the balance. No one is safe from the scars of war in this funny, heart-wrenching, poignant novel.

My Father's Son is a remarkably well-written journey that will keep the reader alternating from tears to laughter. A bold examination of the toll war takes not just on the soldier, but also on the family.

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"This book provides a unique and inspiring perspective. My Father's Son is a vivid account of one man's journey from being the son of a Navy SEAL to becoming a young man. Symonds takes you beyond the battlefield heroics for which SEALs are most famous, to the homefront where a young man needs role models and guidance. If you are looking for a redeeming story that restores your faith in friendship, family values and tough love, you will be richly rewarded by this book."
LT M. "Mo" Petitt, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired)