All the Broken Pieces

Topics: Vietnam War, South Vietnam, Vietnam Pages: 2 (587 words) Published: April 30, 2013
All The Broken Pieces
The story “All the Broken Pieces” is about a twelve year old boy named Matt who is struggling from his nightmares. Matt is a Vietnamese child, his mother gave him away when he was 10. Matt is can not stop wondering why his mom gave him up and not his brother. He is also wondering when his American parents will go back to git his brother or give Matt back to his mother. Matt is trying to get through but is still trying to figure out whats going on. Matt joins a baseball team because he used to play back in Vietnam. There is a kid on his baseball team that Matt does not get along with because his brother was killed in the war from the Vietnamese people. The kids did not get along until their coach made them work together. Matt was still struggling with his fears and nightmares and told his piano teacher that was a us soldier in the Vietnam war. His piano teacher brought him to a veterans support group that taught Matt that their were more sides to the war then his. Matt also learns a why his mother gave him away. But still doesn’t understand it. In one summer Matt goes through a lot of emotional pain and finally understands how to love his new family with out forgetting his first one.

I really liked the book all the broken pieces it was difficult to understand because it was like reading poems after poems. But when I got to the end of the book I relised it is a book to hear bout the other side and what went on during the time that Matt does not remember from him being so young at the time.

Vietnam war facts.
President Gerald Ford announced plans to evacuate 2,000 orphans, many of them Amerasian. Operation Baby lift’s first official flight crashed in the rice paddies outside Saigon, killing 144 people, most of them children. South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians gathered at the site, some to help, others to loot the dead. Despite the crash, the evacuation program continued another three weeks With this tragedy, the mission...
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