Freedom Flight

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.

When Paige’s mom returns from her final tour of Air Force duty, Paige couldn’t be happier for things to go back to normal. But before long, Paige realizes her mom brought something else back with her—an addiction to pain pills. The irritable, medicated, zombie version of her mom isn’t the person Paige wanted to come home. She’ll try anything to get through to her mom and help her with her painful secret. But can Paige get her mom clean without ruining their relationship and her own ROTC dreams?

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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 112
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF049000, YAF058080, YAF018060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7
Lexile 690
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177860
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

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.



“This high/low, fast-paced read about military life is part of the Support and Defend series and will be popular with many YA readers.”—Booklist

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