Grenade by Gratz, Alan


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Here it is The hugely anticipated follow-up to Gratz's NYT bestselling, critically acclaimed phenomenon REFUGEE. This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war.

A New York Times bestseller It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war.Hideki lives on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When WWII 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. 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 when the two of them collide in the middle of the battle, the choices they make in that instant will change everything.From the acclaimed author of Refugee comes this high-octane story of how fear can tear us apart, and how hope can tie us back together.

Author: Alan Gratz
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 10/09/2018
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.83lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.90w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781338245691
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.2
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 197618 / Grenade

Review Citation(s):
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2018 pg. 81
Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview 08/15/2018 pg. 56
Publishers Weekly 08/27/2018 pg. 118
School Library Journal 10/01/2018 pg. 65
Booklist 09/15/2018 pg. 57
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Ground Zero, Allies, Grenade, Refugee, Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087, and Code of Honor. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at