ISBN: 1338245694
EAN13: 9781338245691
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 9, 2018
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Here it is The hugely anticipated follow-up to Gratz's NYT bestselling, critically acclaimed phenomenon REFUGE. This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war.

It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war.

Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When WI crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don't come back until you've killed an American soldier.

Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed on Okinawa. This is Ray's first-ever battle, and he doesn't know what to expect -- or if he'll make it out alive. He just knows that the enemy is everywhere.

Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. But then the two of them collide in the middle of the battle.

And choices they make in that single instant will change everything.

Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, returns with this high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together.

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   Great book for young adults
He was so excited to receive it that he finished it by the end of their hours-long car ride back to their house after a Christmas visit. Highly recommend.
   Great Author who never lets my avid reader down!
She also told us that her dad, Alan Gratz, is "the coolest guy ever." If you are a fan of one of his books you will probably enjoy them all. In fact she would probably become friends on the spot with someone else if she saw them reading this author on their own. She is and has been an avid reader for years and just turned 13, but still reads every book that comes out by Alan Gratz.
   Family read along
I bought this book because a friend's son and I could read it together. Though it would be more for him and a way to spend time together, it challenged me in such unexpected ways. It's great to be back home, read, absorb and then share this with the people who love you most.
   The courage of Hideki during a WW 2.
In "The Long Road Home," Lee Childers and Philip Rucker show how terrible the wars are and the terrible conditions that exist in countries when a war is going on. One boy who was brave enough to put down his only weapon and approach the Americans in a desperate bid for help for his sister and small children.
   11 year old is hooked
I did a review of the book by Claudia Gratz. We recently purchased the book for his book club. The reading can get a little heavy, especially if the subject matter is controversial. After this book, he is hooked. Loves having a hardback book, the smell of the paper and the richness of turning pages. It's great to have some teacher recommendations, and also has cliff notes, Mr. Dhaliwal said. We are awaiting our next Gratz book delivery this week! Amazon's free two-day shipping service makes it so much easier to find an author you can purchase multiple titles from one retailer. Libraries are not open due to covid. It's just that it is impossible to find an interesting read.
   I love this author's works!
I'm a 13 year old girl and I love books based on real events, making the story more believable, she said. I like this author because he writes so well. I've read Prisoner 3087 by Elizabeth Hinds and I'm thrilled with the outcome. Iv'e always loved learning about WWll because life was so different back then! The story is told bye two points of veiws, a young American marine and a young Japanese boy who is part of the blood-sucking student corps. They fight there ways from different sides of the island and they collide it the middle, of course they are frantic on what to do, he said. Both throw the grenades, one at each other. After the other soldier falls, Rey is hit by shrapnel and survives. His body has not been found, but Hideki lives. As you can see from the title, the book is called Grenade and the grenade plays a big part in the story. It's great to see that there are some really good books out there for tweens and teens.
   Great WW2 story
A great book, said Dr. Chester Floyd, a professor at the University of Michigan. In fact, my daughter rented this out in 5th grade and absolutely loved it. She recommended that my husband order it, and he is really enjoying it.
   My 12 yr old son DEVOURS this series of books!
When I want to try a series of books for my son, I only buy one or the first one FIRST, before buying the set. LOVED IT, and I seriously devour all the short stories. Takes them to school for free time, no back talk to get into bed a little earlier for reading time, and seriously, I just wish there were more _ makes the mom or dad job so much easier! So my question would be if your son or daughter loved this series too, where do I go next? There is only one left in this series he is about to begin - Code of Honor! Turner said he wanted to thank God that the Beatles were still alive.
   Great family discussions
The 13-year-old who reads this book has a very good reputation. Axel's book is a good example of how good, historically-based fiction can get kids' attention and begin conversation. A lot of action, too. Very generous, Mr. Kennedy said. A master of ceremonies, I can't stop looking at the pictures. This is one of the few books this child reads besides sports stories.
   Complex mixture of delight and dissapointment.
I have waited for this book to come out for over 6 weeks. I woke up early that day to have my mother buy it for me. This book is a very complex mixture of delight and dissapointment, Raymond said. Overall, I did like this book, but something very sad happens around the beginning of the book. Overall, I liked this book, said Pauley, assistant professor of English at the University of Michigan. I would recommend it to people who are refugees, said Dr. Alan Gratz, co-founder of the International Rescue Committee.