Collateral Damage

From the Series Support and Defend

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Having a parent return from military duty is a dream come true. But sometimes, coming home comes with problems.

Tyshawn can’t wait to show off his three-pointers. His dad, a former basketball star and a sergeant in the US Army, is finally coming home from overseas. But Ty isn’t prepared for how serious his dad’s traumatic brain injury is. Neither is his mom. When Ty is left to care for his dad, it’s hard to keep up with his own life—and his girlfriend, his coach, and his teachers all take notice. He may not be the injured one, but he needs to figure out how to cope with this new situation—and fast.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF049000, YAF058220, YAF058070
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7
Lexile 620
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177858
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0


Booklist Online

“This entry in the Support and Defend series will draw military and nonmilitary teens alike. The high/low story is full of action and raw emotion that will engage reluctant readers.”—Booklist Online

School Library Journal

“This series broaches the complex subject of teens with parents and guardians in the armed forces. . . . [H]igher-level language and mature concepts make them a good fit for late middle grade and high school readers.”—School Library Journal

Author: Brent Chartier

Brent Chartier co-wrote The Franchise (The Opportunity series) and At All Costs (Red Zone series) with author Patrick Jones. He currently lives in a Detroit suburb with his son and their two cats.

Author: Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones lives in Minneapolis and is the author of many novels including the Support and Defend series. A former librarian, Jones received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association.