Good Devils (Special Forces, Book 3) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 3 in the Special Forces series.

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"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus Reviews for the World War II series

Gabriel Greene is too young to join the military. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he’s too spitting angry not to. So Gabe and his sickly older brother, Dallas, hatch a plan. “Gabe” will stay behind in their isolated Pennsylvania home, while “Dallas” fights abroad--each brother taking the other’s name.

It isn’t long before Gabe’s talent for fighting--and his anger issues--land him in trouble. But in this new kind of war, the Army has special use for soldiers as ferocious and tenacious as he is.

The First Special Service Force is an elite unit composed of American and Canadian troops. From the start, it’s intended to go where other soldiers won't. Here, Gabe’s training is anything but "basic," including intense lessons in parachuting, hand-to-hand combat, skiing, and even how to eat bugs.

Gabe and his fellow commandos are eager to be unleashed. Soon, they’ll get their wish.

National Book Award–finalist Chris Lynch’s potent Special Forces series continues, taking us beyond the limits of traditional warfare.

About the Author


Chris Lynch is the author of numerous acclaimed books for middle-grade and teen readers, including the Vietnam and World War II series and the National Book Award finalist Inexcusable. He teaches in the Lesley University creative writing MFA program, and divides his time between Massachusetts and Scotland.

Praise For…


Praise for Special Forces #1: Unconventional Warfare:"The sadness that Danny feels about disappointing his father and his own complicity in the war are palpable. Readers with an interest in warfare and the military will be drawn to this action-packed, emotional story." -School Library Journal"Bitter and moving, this is a strong recommendation not only for able readers but also for kids whose understanding and sophistication run ahead of their reading skill." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Compact, well-researched, and high on action and emotion." -Booklist Praise for Chris Lynch's World War II series: * "An expertly crafted war story with fluid prose, bleak humor, careful attention to historic detail, and a view of 'The Good War' worth pondering." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus Reviews"Though aimed at younger readers, Lynch doesn't write down, instead offering a powerful taste of war on a personal level." -Publishers WeeklyPraise for Chris Lynch's Vietnam series:"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." -Kirkus Reviews "Lynch brilliantly captures the war in small details." -Booklist "A fine balance of thoughtfulness and gritty action." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for Special Forces #1: Unconventional Warfare:"The sadness that Danny feels about disappointing his father and his own complicity in the war are palpable. Readers with an interest in warfare and the military will be drawn to this action-packed, emotional story." -School Library Journal"Bitter and moving, this is a strong recommendation not only for able readers but also for kids whose understanding and sophistication run ahead of their reading skill." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Compact, well-researched, and high on action and emotion." -Booklist Praise for Chris Lynch's World War II series: * "An expertly crafted war story with fluid prose, bleak humor, careful attention to historic detail, and a view of 'The Good War' worth pondering." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." -Kirkus Reviews"Though aimed at younger readers, Lynch doesn't write down, instead offering a powerful taste of war on a personal level." -Publishers WeeklyPraise for Chris Lynch's Vietnam series:"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range." -Kirkus Reviews "Lynch brilliantly captures the war in small details." -Booklist "A fine balance of thoughtfulness and gritty action." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Product Details
ISBN: 9780545861687
ISBN-10: 0545861683
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Special Forces