HemGrupperDiskuteraUtforskaTidsandan
Sök igenom hela webbplatsen
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Grenade av Alan Gratz
Laddar...

Grenade (utgåvan 2018)

av Alan Gratz (Författare)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
3291062,343 (3.96)1
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.… (mer)
Medlem:Aperdon
Titel:Grenade
Författare:Alan Gratz (Författare)
Info:Scholastic Press (2018), 288 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:
Taggar:Ingen/inga

Verksinformation

Grenade av Alan Gratz

Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 1 omnämnande

Visa 1-5 av 10 (nästa | visa alla)
Hideki Kaneshiro is an Okinawa school boy when the US military lands on the island, April 1, 1945. Conscripted by the Japanese Army to be part of the Blood Iron Student Corps which was made up of school age boys. Given two home made grenades and told to go kill an American soldier with one and himself with the other, a terrified Hideki headed out to fight. Finding his dying father and from him learning of the deaths of his mother and brother, Hideki feels he will be killed soon.

The other part of the novel follows young American Marine, Ray Majors, during the landing and subsequent battles with the Japanese for dominance of Okinawa. Majors is appalled by the use of Okinawan civilians as hostages and suicide bombers by the Japanese and the realization he must kill those hostages if he wants to survive.

Gratz tries to make the reader understand how war affects everyone and how fear will make a normally sensitive, kind individual into a murderous killer. Having read several books about the battle for Okinawa written by men who fought there, Gratz does a good job of capturing the horror and terror of the place while moderating it for young readers. ( )
  lamour | Nov 5, 2021 |
MG
  Haley.c143 | Apr 25, 2021 |
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.
  unsoluble | Apr 21, 2021 |
Publisher's blurb:
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, with 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.

My comments:
Not bad. Easy to read format which constantly swaps between the two protagonists, Ending is a little out there ( no spoilers here) but it is good to see the war from different perspectives. Very interesting historically with the Okinawan's seeing themselves as very separate from the Japanese people. Boys will like as there is plenty of action. Fast-paced book for those who might get distracted with something not as fast paced in the plot. ( )
  nicsreads | Jan 19, 2020 |
Hideki is a middle schooler in Okinawa during World War II. He finds his class conscripted to fight as the island bears up for the battle of Okinawa. The Americans are about to land on the island. After his whole class seems to be killed, he goes on the run trying to survive.
It's fast paced and brutal.
The story of Ray is also told, he's a young American soldier about to see his first action in the field.
It's a harrowing story of trying to survive when you realize your country and people are just stuck in the middle between two sides of a war. ( )
  ewyatt | Jan 14, 2020 |
Visa 1-5 av 10 (nästa | visa alla)
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension

» Lägg till fler författare

Författarens namnRollTyp av författareVerk?Status
Alan Gratzprimär författarealla utgåvorberäknat
Haberkorn, ToddBerättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Motto
Dedikation
Inledande ord
Citat
Avslutande ord
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På omslaget citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS
Kanonisk LCC

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska

Ingen/inga

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.

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

LibraryThing-författare

Alan M. Gratz är en LibraryThing-författare, en författare som lägger upp sitt personliga bibliotek på LibraryThing.

profilsida | författarsida

Populära omslag

Snabblänkar

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.96)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 3
3.5 1
4 10
4.5 2
5 5

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 164,529,137 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig