Jones, Patrick, Collateral Damage. Pgs. 103. Darbycreek, 2015. Language: PG, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG
When Tyshawn’s father comes back from the war, he never expected his father’s brain injury to be so severe. As he and his mother try to learn to cope with and care for his father, Ty’s personal life starts to suffer. His girlfriend, basketball coach, and teachers all start to notice. Can he Ty find a way to balance everything in his life? Will he be able to continue with his love of basketball?
The characters in this book are realistic and easy to relate to. The plot is simple, but engaging. Reluctant readers who are interested in realistic fiction will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.