Model Marine: A vivid exploration of the warrior spirit by Sondra Sykes Meek

Model Marine: A vivid exploration of the warrior spirit by Sondra Sykes Meek

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Model Marine reveals the courage and sacrifices of Marines and their families. It offers readers another kind of hero: someone who is not supernatural, immortal, or from the future. Although the events of this story are fiction, the setting and characterization of the book is as authentic as it can be, without excluding civilian readers. The book spotlights the sacrifices all Marines and their families make in service to our country. However, the protagonist is a female Marine named Molly Monroe, named after a Marine Corps icon, “Molly Marine.” This is especially relevant now, as 2018 marks 100 years since the first woman joined the United States Marine Corps.

It is a story of love, friendship, sacrifice, and redemption that features woman Marines. It is a coming of age story about Molly Monroe and several people from her past and present. The civilians and Marines in Molly’s life intersect, and the story unfolds from their varied perspectives. Molly’s story is not chronological. She has experienced head trauma, so there are flashbacks and trauma-induced dreams mingled in with the forward moving story-line. The events take place primarily at or near Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan; and the military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

Readers will encounter forbidden love and a love triangle. They will also meet a mother who tries to control her daughter’s destiny, a brother who is the self-appointed protector, a family full of secrets, and an estranged best friend. But most importantly, readers will be introduced to characters who epitomize the warrior spirit.

All readers will enjoy this emotional journey of love, loss, and sacrifice. There are real heroes hidden in these pages. The author invites you to meet them, love them, and remember them.