I was given the chance to read Redeployment by Phil Klay — Sidekick to the Novel by Anna Call in exchange for an honest review.
First, as noted in the beginning of the book, this is not a standalone book. It is meant t be read along with the reading of Redeployment. The first couple sections of the book are meant to be read along with the book, while the final sections and Final Analysis is meant to be read after Redeployment.
Redeployment is a book of short stories. Anna continues this thread as she divides the Chapter Analysis by the stories. She gives a thoughtful review of each of the stories and includes questions and links for further study with a few. I like the use of the video link making the reader think further about what they are reading in Redeployment as they are using the Sidekick. I was further pleased by the Character Analysis section. Rather than pick one or two characters, Anna has chosen to include several, this enhances the book.
The final sections of the book leave me with several things to ponder. A deeper look into the Truth Behind the Fiction, the Backstory, Possible Storylines for a Sequel/Prequel left me thinking about what I really know about what soldiers face when they leave the war. The battles are far from over.
I do think this Sidekick would be a good addition to reading with and follow reading Redeployment. I give this book five stars. As usual, Anna has written a wonderful read along book.