Grenade

By GRATZ, Alan

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ISBN
9781338245691
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2018  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5 Up—In 1945, as the U.S. army neared mainland Japan, the Imperial Japanese Army evacuated its elite troops from Okinawa and left behind a force meant to slow down the Americans in the bloodiest way possible. They recruited the native Okinawans into this army, including teens like Hideki, one of the two narrators of this gripping World War II novel. As Hideki takes his two grenades (one to kill U.S. soldiers and one to kill himself)...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Alternating chapters relate the 1945 invasion of Okinawa from the perspectives of Hideki Kaneshiro, a fourteen-year-old conscript in the Japanese army, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Alternating chapters relate the 1945 invasion of Okinawa from the perspectives of Hideki Kaneshiro, a fourteen-year-old conscript in the Japanese army, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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