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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 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. 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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Grouped Work ID ad126d1e-80c1-a4bd-6a72-093bb4c8c18a
Grouping Title grenade
Grouping Author gratz alan
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auth_author2 Eiden, Andrew, 1983-, Haberkorn, Todd, 1982-
author Alan Gratz
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display_description On April 1, 1945 with the battle of Okinawa beginning, fourteen-year-old native Okinawan Hideki, drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps, is handed two grenades and told to go kill American soldiers; small for his age Hideki does not really want to kill anyone, he just wants to find his family, and his struggle across the island will finally bring him face-to-face with Ray, a marine in his very first battle--and the choice he makes then will change his life forever.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Historical fiction, Japanese -- Juvenile fiction, Marines -- Fiction, Marines -- Juvenile fiction, Okinawa-shi (Japan) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Okinawa-shi (Japan) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Ryukyuans -- Juvenile fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Survival -- Juvenile fiction, War fiction, War stories, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Grenade
title_full Grenade, Grenade / Alan Gratz
title_short Grenade
topic_facet Campaigns, Historical Fiction, History, Japanese, Juvenile Fiction, Marines, Ryukyuans, Survival, War stories, World War, 1939-1945, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature