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T wrenching to learn how Okinawans were treated as pawns in a larger war There is nothing pretty about war and Gratz portrays that fact from both the young American soldier perspective Ray and the even younger Okinawan civilian Hideki Gratz includes a 6 page author s note at the end that gives further context for the Battle of Okinawa as well as mainland Japanese attitudes toward the Okinawans Bottom line like most things it s complicated I can t wait for my Gratz obsessed students to read this in the fall Must buy book of course Grades 4 bookstagram book reading bibliophile bookworm "Bookaholic Booknerd Bookgram Librarian Librariansfollowlibrarians "booknerd bookgram librarian librariansfollowlibrarians booklove booktography bookstagramfeature bookish bookaddict booknerdigans booknerd ilovereading instabook futurereadylibs ISTElibs TLChat Alan Gratz wrote on a variety of topics early in his career as a junior novelist but wartime historical fiction is where his reputation was forged Prisoner B 3087 Code of Honor Projekt 1065 and Refugee all preceded Grenade so that by the time this novel of World War II Japan arrived a generation of young readers was eager to visit the past again with Alan Gratz The story begins April 1 1945 on Okinawa a Japanese island the Allied armies must conuer before progressing to the mainland Japan is the only Axis power still fighting but fourteen year old Hideki Kaneshiro and the boys of Okinawa on t know theirs is a lost cause They ve left their families to train as soldiers of the Blood and Iron Student Corps the last line of efense between the Imperial Japanese Army and American forces A boy with a reputation for cowardice inherited from
AN ANCESTOR CENTURIES AGO HIDEKI IS ancestor centuries ago Hideki is taking a stand but the cost promises to be steep Every boy in the Blood and Iron Student Corps is issued two grenades one to wipe out as many American soldiers as possible and the other to kill himself before being captured No happy ending is anticipated for the Okinawans For the Allies it s time to press the advantage and end World War II but storming Okinawa will be no less harrowing just because it may be the war s final offensive Private Ray Majors an American teenager has a complicated relationship with the military His father fought in World War I and survived but never returned to normal The slash scar on Ray s forearm testifies to that as oes the bitter uarrel that ensued when Ray told his father he was enlisting to fight in World War II Now Ray and his fellow soldiers prepare to raid the Okinawa shore amid a bombardment of gunfire and grenades When they Activism and the American Novel doisembark and Operation Iceberg commences the horror is worse than Ray could have imagined Death is never than a second away if a Japanese sniper gets you in his sights and close friends are slain around Ray in rapid bursts of carnage Big John a veteran only a few years older than Ray helps him cope with the shock coaxing him to keep talking and not Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition dwell on the graphiceath in every A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters direction As they moveeeper into Okinawa Ray realizes there s no reliable way to evade being killed he has to hope his luck holds out and no bullet or grenade is Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Historical Studies of Urban America) destined to terminate his existence Hideki is stunned to hear that his mother and brother named Isamu were killed aboard a boat of Okinawan refugees en route to safety With no way ofiscerning Okinawan civilians from Japanese military the Americans shoot first and sort it out later and now half of Hideki s family is The Arcav Kings Mate (Arcav Alien Invasion dead His father untrained in combat is no match for professional troops and also succumbs to the Allied army All Hideki has left is Kimiko his older sister said to possess the power to communicate with theeceased but Hideki The Billionaires Arranged Baby 3 doesn t know where she is Kimiko was taken away to train as a nurse for the war and Hidekietermines to find his sister and evacuate her from Okinawa if he lives to Ns Don't come back until you've killed an American soldierRay a young American Marine has just landed on Okinawa He oesn't know what to expect or if he'll make it out alive He just knows that the enemy is everywhereHideki and Ray each fight their way across the island surviving heart po. Grenade by Alan Gratz is an amazing book I would recommend this book to everyone who likes Alan Gratz s other books and who likes war books This book is sad anticipating and energizing It makes you think whats going to happen next It s about a boy who is in the heart of the WW2 war with Japan and America fighting for justice and revenge His mission is to get out safely find his sister and family and survive My "favorite part is when he meets his sister again because it "part is when he meets his sister again because it sad and happy at the same time I finished this book a ay ago and I Alien don t have any regrets on this book I had high expectations for this book after having thoroughly enjoyed Alan Gratz s Refugee This bookid not isappoint however because the book is about an incredibly violent battle of WWII there were graphic scenes that served to help readers to understand the terror that occurred on the tiny island of Okinawa Readers first meet Hideki at his school as his island is being bombed at 2am by American troops Hideki and his Okinawan classmates are being graduated and sent to war as the inevitable American invasion is impending Young Hideki and his classmates are given 2 grenades to use in the battle one for Americans and one for taking their own lives At this point readers will bristle wondering with the Japanese army is asking young people to take their lives but as the book progresses like Hideki s own knowledge of what s happening around him readers come to understand that the Japanese army never intended to win Okinawa They planned on it slowing own the American troops leaving behind countless civilian and ispensable solider casualtiesGratz humanized the soldiers through Hideki both Japanese and American Readers see that all of these young people were not given a choice They were turned into monsters because of their fear and as a result millions of young people lost their lives uring WWII It causes one to ponder who makes the Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused decision to go to war and who makes the sacrificeit s certainly not the same peopleThis was a powerful story about a battle I knew little about The empathy one feels for Hideki and his fellow Okinawans goes beyond their civilian sacrifice and speaks to Japan s takeover of the island hundreds of years ago This is a must read for WWII history buffs historical fiction fans war story lovers and books about soldiers and grisly battles It will notisappoint Trigger warnings war The Nonlinear Workbook: Chaos, Fractals, Celluar Automata, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Gene Expression Programming, Support Vector Machine, Wavelets, Hidden Markov M deatheath of a family member racism indoctrination racial slurs explosions gun violence blood I read Alan Gratz s Refugee last year and it absolutely blew me away I was hoping this one would be just as incredible I Coming Out of Communism didn t love it UITE as much but I was still hooked from start to finish It s great to see a story seturing WWII that Ways of Knowing About Birth deals with the Pacific theatre of war because overwhelmingly novels seturing WWII HeroAca deal with the European theatre I knew very little about the fight for Okinawa and the fact that the Okinawan population were caught between their Japanese colonisers and the American invaders so this was an educational reading experience as much as anything else Iid kiiiiind of feel like Ray s perspective wasn t necessary in the story but I guess it gave the opportunity to present both 4 This is a great book I read it for my outside reading in social studies and really enjoyed it It s a great fast read and paced book I read it right after I finished Harry Potter so it made it appear much smaller and easier to read Grateful to scholasticinc for this free book 5 for this moving novel by AlanGratz As with all of Gratz s historical novels I was on the edge of my seat for the entire book I was Reading Africa into American Literature deeply connected to the characters and I learned about history The Battle of Okinawa one of the final battles of WWII before the atomic bombropped on Japan is not anything I have ever studied in BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) depth It was hear. A New York Times bestsellerIt's 1945 and the world is in the grip of warHideki lives on the island of Okinawa near Japan When WWII crashes onto his shores Hideki israfted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps to fight for the Japanese army He is handed a grenade and a set of instructio.
review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Alan GratzO so He still has his grenades one to attack enemy soldiers and another to end his own life if he fails to save Kimiko Hideki and Ray are on a collision course and Ray is having just as hard a time as Hideki in spite of his military training Every Okinawan or American mangled by explosives or gunfire is a blood mark on Ray
s soul a step Algorithm Of Future down the path of madness Numerous times he s come inches from grotesuelyying but howsoul a step The Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism Project Censored Open Media Pamphlet Series 8 down the path of madness Numerous times he s come inches from grotesuelyying but how before the odds catch up with him When Hideki and Ray finally meet what will be the impact on these two teens who would rather be anywhere on earth than In My Shoes dispensingeath in Okinawa Ban This Book a novel by Alan Gratz released the year before Grenade is spectacular The story crackles with intensity as Amy Anne Ollinger resists book banning at her elementary school so I was excited by what Alan Gratz might BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) do in Grenade How much excruciating could the action be under wartime conditions Curiously Grenade isn t nearly as electric as Ban This Book The action feelsistant with telling than showing Perhaps this is Loosening the Grip deliberate to sanitize war for suitable reading by preteens but surely at least the intensity level of Ban This Book could have been eualed Grenadeoesn t leave the indelible impression I expected and the story feels about average
"But It Offers Historical Details "it offers historical Graph Drawing: Algorithms for the Visualization of Graphs details wasn t aware of particularly about Okinawa I wouldn t have nominated Grenade for any major awards but it s aecent novel that reminds us how war BISEXUAL NEIGHBOR degrades men into monsters and that healing begins as soon as the last shot is fired I like to read of Alan Gratz s historical fiction Grenade is a heart racing historical fiction novel centered on the island of Okinawa uring World War II It is written from alternating perspectives 1 Fourteen year old Hideki is from the island of Okinawa He is part of the Blood and Iron Student Corps that is fighting with Japan He was handed two grenades as he heads off across the island in hopes of stopping the Americans 2 Ray is a fairly young we know he s at least 18 American Marine who just landed at Okinawa He s heading across the island in hopes of conuering Japan In one stunning moment both stories collide and Hideki s and Ray s worlds are forever changedThere were some horrors you couldn t fight and couldn t change The real courage was just in enduring themYet another excellent historical fiction book by Alan Gratz that examines World War II and provides much needed empathy on all sides Get this one in ANY middle grade or young adult collection I on t think it will stay on the shelves very longFor this and kidlit mglit and yalit book reviews please visit my blog The Miller MemoWritten October 25th just when finishing readingWow This was really really good Full review to come very soon This wasn t as good as Gratz s other titles It was hard to connect with either protagonist and a lot of the culture was over my head Good story Wow that was epicGrenade is a young adult historical fiction novel that takes place in Japan uring world war II It follows Ray who "Is A US Marine And Hideki Who Was Forced To "a US Marine and Hideki who was forced to a soldier They re on ifferent sides of the battle but what happens when they cross paths The choices that they make might be he Boku no Hero Academia dj - ハッピーハッピーバーストデー [Happy Happy Birthday] difference between life andeath I read Refugee another one of Alan Gratz s books last year and absolutely loved it Grenade was just as enjoyable as Refugee Grenade was jarringly real easy to read and follow and kept me on the edge of my seat Alan Gratz is the king of cliff hangers at the end of chapters that make you want to keep reading because of this I read it in less than two Save Me, Im Yours days Grenade taught me so much about World war II and what these countries went through It was really interesting and informative Overall I absolutely loved Grenade and I amefinitely going to make all my friends and family read this book 5 stars. Unding ambushes and Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change dangerous traps But when the two of them collide in the middle of the battle the choices they make in that instant will change everythingFrom the acclaimed author of Refugee comes this high octane story of how fear can tear us apart and how hope can tie us back togeth.