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Price of Duty

Price of Duty (Hardback)

By Strasser, Todd

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A young man, injured and home from the war, is lauded as a hero. But he doesn't feel very heroic in the face of all that he witnessed --

ISBN 9781481497091
Barcode 9781481497091
Published 1 August 2018 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781481497091
ISBN-10 148149709X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 1 August 2018
International Publication Date 17 July 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Strasser, Todd
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs & Substance Abuse
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 293g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress War stories, Family life, Dating (Social customs), Heroes, Post-traumatic stress disorder
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 932409

Description of this Book

From award-winning author Todd Strasser comes a gripping new novel that explores the struggles of war, the price paid by those who fight in them, and what it really means to be a hero. Jake Liddell is a hero. At least, that's what everyone says he is. The military is even awarding him a Silver Star for his heroic achievements--a huge honor for the son of a military family. Now he's home, recovering from an injury, but it seems the war has followed him back. He needs pills to get any sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn't know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore. There is only one thing that Jake knows for certain: he is no hero.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The range of issues explored... offers awareness. This title could generate a great deal of discussion as a class-wide read and is highly recommended for reluctant readers.--VOYA April 1, 2018 [A] powerful novel... that is especially timely... The discussion this thought-provoking book will surely engender is both welcome and imperative.--Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW April 1, 2018 Taut, compact, and suspenseful, the novel raises important questions about war.--Kirkus Reviews May 1, 2018

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Author's Bio

Todd Strasser has written many critically acclaimed novels for adults, teenagers, and children, including the award-winning Can't Get There from Here, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, If I Grow Up, Famous, and How I Created My Perfect Prom Date, which became the Fox feature film Drive Me Crazy. Todd lives in a suburb of New York and speaks frequently at schools. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

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