Combat Zone

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.

Justin’s got it all planned out. He’s going to graduate high school, enroll at the Naval Academy, and become a Navy SEAL, just like his dad. But when he finds out a secret his dad has been keeping, Justin’s world is turned upside down. He feels betrayed by his biggest role model. When his aggression spins out of control, his future with the Navy is on the line. Justin might not be in combat yet, but he’ll have to figure how to readjust under pressure before it’s too late.

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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 96
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS YAF049000, YAF031000, YAF058020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7
Lexile 670
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177859
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.


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