Price of Duty (Paperback)

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“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.

About the Author


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 BooklistSchool 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.

Praise For…


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

[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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781481497107
ISBN-10: 1481497103
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 30th, 2019
Pages: 192