Price of Duty (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481497091, 192pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
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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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Praise For Price of Duty…
[A] powerful novel... that is especially timely... The discussion this thought-provoking book will surely engender is both welcome and imperative.
— Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW
Taut, compact, and suspenseful, the novel raises important questions about war.
— Kirkus Reviews
Strasser packs a lot of narrative into a short novel, but never wanders far from a tightly wound and compelling story. Suited to reluctant readers.
— School Library Journal
Strasser again tackles a difficult contemporary issue... [Price of Duty] is thought provoking.
— Publishers Weekly