The Lie by Lori Pollard-Johnson
Approx. 50,210 words.
Published on September 8, 2011.
Seventeen-year-old Jace aches to become a man, but not if it means becoming his father. So when his girlfriend Hayley announces she’s pregnant on the same day he flunks his chemistry mid-term, he sees only one way to escape: the army. Unfortunately, he's underage. So he lies. He enlists under his brother's name and enters a dangerous world of true belonging and unforgiving challenge.