From the Series Support and Defend
Having a parent return from military duty is a dream come true. But sometimes, coming home comes with problems.
For Rosie, life is nearly perfect. She has the perfect ROTC boyfriend and perfect grades. Her ex-Marine Corps father still barks orders like he’s in uniform, but he’s finally home for good—until he announces that he’s going to re-enlist. Rosie’s angry at the news. Really angry. Her behavior spins out of control, causing problems at school, at home, with her boyfriend, and even with law enforcement. Can she face her father and check her anger in time to get her life back on track?
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||112|
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 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