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Todd Strasser

Biography

Todd Strasser

Todd Strasser is the author of more than 140 books for teens and pre-teens. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and several have been adapted into feature films. He has also written for television, newspapers, and magazines such as The New YorkerEsquire and The New York Times. His most recent novels are the YA thrillers WISH YOU WERE DEAD, BLOOD ON MY HANDS and KILL YOU LAST.

Todd Strasser

Books by Todd Strasser

by Todd Strasser - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Military, Young Adult 13+

Jake Liddell is a war hero. The military is considering awarding him a Silver Star, a huge honor for any soldier --- especially for the son of a military family. Only Jake's questioning everything his family brought him up to believe. Now at home, recovering from his physical wounds, the memories of what he experienced "over there" haunt him. Meanwhile, he feels pressure from all sides. Some people want him to speak out against the military system he was brought up to honor and respect. Others, like his famous grandfather (a general himself), are urging him to return to the battlefield to fight again.

by Todd Strasser - Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Seventeen-year-old Ishmael didn't arrive on Cretacea marvel at the fresh air, sunshine, and endless blue ocean. He’s here to hunt down great ocean-dwelling beasts to harvest and send back to the resource-depleted Earth. Even though easy prey abounds, time and again the chase boat crews are ordered to ignore it in order to pursue the elusive Great Terrafin. It’s rumored that the ship’s captain, Ahab, lost his leg to the beast years ago, and that he’s now consumed by revenge. But there may be more to Captain Ahab’s obsession. 

by Todd Strasser

When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser.