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Publisher's Summary

Here it is! The hugely anticipated follow-up to Alan Gratz's New York Times best-selling, critically acclaimed phenomenon Refugee.

This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war.  

It's 1944 and the world is at war. Hideki lives peacefully with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. Until the day WWII reaches their door. Hideki is drafted into the "Blood and Iron Imperial Corps" to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed two grenades and a set of instructions: go off into the jungle, and don't come back until you've killed an American soldier.  

Meanwhile, young American soldier Ray Majors has just landed on the beach in Okinawa. He doesn't know what to expect, or if he'll make it out alive, but he knows he must keep moving forward.  

From opposite sides of the war, Hideki and Ray each fight their way through horrors and dangers. But when the two of them encounter each other in the middle of the battle, the choices they make in that single moment will change everything.  

From the New York Times best-selling author of Refugee, a searing, action-packed look at how our courage and our conscience can redeem us in the darkest of times.

©2018 © 2018 by Alan Gratz (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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So good

The book was awesome! Alan came to my school to give a book talk and this was one of the books he talked about and he made it sound too good not to read. Even though he presented the book perfectly he still didn’t do it justice the book was better than I imagined!

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The Japanese guy was annoying

Ray’s story was really cool, and his story was really interesting unlike that Japanese kid.

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Great listen

My son struggles to read. So this was perfect for him to listen to and follow along while reading. I'm so grateful to have this time with my son and be able to watch him enjoy this great book.

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pretty good book

This is a great book. It is way better with people narrating the voices are amazing!

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Wow....

Wha—how—I! I loved this audiobook. It was a great listen and the story was truly touching. I loved the narrators and I strongly recommend this book to anyone looking for beauty.