Excerpt from Refugee

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This is an amazing book. Award-winning Alan Gratz brings us Refugee, three intertwining stories of refugees from each of Nazi Germany, Cuba, and Syria. Gratz takes you into the lives of these three children, their families, and the heartbreak they go through in trying to reach freedom. Gripping, heartfelt, and engaging, put this one on your TBR list.

“Don’t be so quick to grow up, boy” the Brownshirt told Josef. “We’ll come for you soon enough.”

Alan Gratz, Refugee

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world…

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America…

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe…

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers — from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

 

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Comments

  1. I expect I’ll need a box of tissues when reading this. Sounds intriguing. I like the idea of it.

    My TT from The Nutting Girl

  2. The similiarities in the situations is an interesting perspective. Hope you enjoy it. My Teaser

  3. Sounds like a fascinating book. I hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s my teaser.

  4. Sounds like a book that will tug at the heartstrings. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE LYING GAME”

  5. Kathy Martin says

    This does sound like it could be a fascinating story. Here are mine.

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