Another great Francis O'Roark Dowell book. This is the story of Jamie. She and her brother TJ have always looked up to their father, the Colonel. But when TJ enlists in the army to serve in the Vietnam war, the Colonel is less than pleased. Jamie, however is thrilled. She asks TJ to send her letters. But he doesn't. What he does send her is rolls of black and white film. As Jamie develops the photos, with some help at the rec center, she starts to see a whole new side of war and the army. This is a really great book, but it was kind of short for me. Overall three stars.