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Price of Duty

Price of Duty

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 --

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ISBN 9781481497107
Barcode 9781481497107
Published 1 September 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint
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Author(s) By Strasser, Todd
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781481497107
ISBN-10 1481497103
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 September 2019
International Publication Date 30 July 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint
Edition Reprint
Author(s) By Strasser, Todd
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 145g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Family life, Dating (Social customs), Heroes, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Soldiers
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 965618

Description of this Book

A powerful novel...that is especially timely. --Booklist (starred review) Taut, compact, and suspenseful, the novel raises important questions about war. --Kirkus Reviews From award-winning author Todd Strasser comes a gripping 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 in order to 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 is the author of many award-winning YA novels, including The Wave, Give a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp, and Fallout, which the New York Times called superb entertainment...and gripping suspense. His novel, Price of Duty, received uniformly enthusiastic reviews including a starred review from Booklist. School Library Journal called it highly recommended, and it was a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens. Todd has also written for The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and several have been adapted for TV and film, including The Wave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Drive Me Crazy, based on his novel, How I Created My Perfect Prom Date. Visit him at ToddStrasser.com.

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