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 Unconventional warfare (Special forces (Scholastic))
 Author: Lynch, Chris

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 166 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 591139 ISBN: 9780545861625
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction
 Historical fiction
 Soldiers -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction

Price: $22.08

When Danny Manion's actions finally land him in real trouble, he can't fight the judge who offers him a choice: jail, or the army. But there's a perfect place for him in the U.S. military: the Studies and Observation Group, an elite volunteer-only task force. With the SOG's focus on covert action and psychological warfare, Danny is guaranteed an unusual tour of duty, and a hugely dangerous one.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG+
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 199712

   Booklist (11/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2018 Danny Manion is a fighter. Whether he’s beating up his brothers or challenging the system, Danny is always a hair’s breadth from being in real trouble. When he pulls a stunt that lands him in front of a judge, he’s given the choice of jail or a tour of duty in Vietnam. On the recommendation of his personal counselor, Danny opts for the army, where he becomes an integral part of a select team of misfit soldiers that engages in secret, off-the-radar operations. Under the circumstances, he flourishes, finds new purpose toward life, and learns from his previous mistakes. Now the trick is to stay alive so he can return home. Compact, well-researched, and high on action and emotion, this story traces Danny’s growth from wild boy to mature young man. Tender moments temper the violence of war, and letters filled with concern from Danny’s father bring love into the jungles of conflict. Readers curious about warfare, but not its cumbersome details, will gravitate toward this first title in a new series about the Special Forces. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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