Grenade

Grenade

Book - 2018 | First edition
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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.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781338245691 (hardcover)
1338245694 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: Y GRATZ
Characteristics: 270 pages : map ; 22 cm

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OPL_KrisC Oct 24, 2018

An engaging and powerful historical book about WWII and the Battle of Okinawa. Full of lots of emotion and tense situations. The author's note at the end is a great addition and filled with lots of interesting facts.

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OPL_KrisC Oct 24, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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