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Refugee

Refugee


Refugee

ratings:
4.5/5 (129 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Aug 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781338191059
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely and powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge.

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.

Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065) delivers an action-packed novel that tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.
Released:
Aug 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781338191059
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

ALAN GRATZ was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he began a succession of jobs—newsletter writer, high school teacher, university lecturer, bookseller, radio commercial writer, advertising copy writer, middle school teacher, library shelver—all the while working on various writing projects. In 2006, he published his first novel, Samurai Shortstop, an ALA 2007 Top Ten Book for Young Adults. Alan’s award-winning books include The Brooklyn Nine, Fantasy Baseball, Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game, Prisoner B-3087, and The League of Seven, the first in a series of alternate history middle grade fantasy novels. When he’s not writing, he’s usually reading other people’s books or creating an awesome new costume for science fiction/fantasy conventions. He lives with his family in North Carolina.

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129 ratings / 16 Reviews
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  • (5/5)
    Very well written book. Evokes strong emotions. Author and narrators did a phenomenal job. Great book that let's you truly understand what refugees world wide are going through every day.
  • (5/5)
    Loved it through and through its also a break of my usual reading norm.
  • (5/5)
    This book is a poignant story of the struggle to survive. It showed me life from a refugee's perspective--what families might go through to push them out of their homes and the many dangers they face on their journeys to build new lives. Mr. Gratz artistically weaves together historical details with a story that draws you in and makes you cheer the characters in towards their destinations.
  • (5/5)
    That was a great book I'll be reading more of your books.
  • (5/5)
    That book was freakin’ awesome!! The author did such a good job with having the characters’ backstories connect. If this was a movie I would watch is for sure!! I loved it and I’ll probably read it again and again, and again, and again!
  • (5/5)
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  • (4/5)
    Refugee tells a true story of three children and their families each escaping their own oppressive governments. Escaping their governments is only the beginning of the hardships they endure while trying to make it to safety and a new and better way of life. Overall a very good book.

  • (5/5)
    Wow! What an incredibly moving story. Keep listening at the end to hear the author explain the facts that he based his fictional story on. Book is not just for kids. Give it a listen and you won’t regret.
  • (5/5)
    A great book with lots of history included. I love the different points of view and struggles.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This is a powerful book
    that brings the stories of three sets of refugees together in a realistic yet gripping manner. If it wasn’t based on things that really happened it would be easier to shrug off the desperate neediness of these displaced persons. I hope it will move others to do what they can to help them.
    There is nothin harder than the softness of indifference.

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  • (5/5)
    This is an excellent book for students and adults alike to read. As an adult I was a little underwhelmed with the beginning of the book, but as I read, I realized that this book is a powerful way to clearly help people understand conflicts and refugee situations through the eyes of a young teen. I think this book is probably a little much for someone 11 and younger to take in, but it will help bring these stories in our history, and present, to students in middle school and high school in a way they can relate and understand. I learned some important things along the way too. Highly recommend.
  • (5/5)
    the expressions of the peoples were amazing. i loved it.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This was a touching and eye opening story of individuals from three different worlds with a common determination to survive no matter the devastation they faced in their quest. I am a more compassionate person after reading & learning about the political plight facing refugees around the world. This is an important story!

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    It is a great book . You feel like you are experiencing the event with the characters. I highly recommend this book for children and teens around 8 - 16 years old.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    A rivoting story about three families that risk their lives in hopes of new beginnings.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (3/5)
    The book does a great job of humanizing the difficult subject of refugees. It is clearly one sided in a heated political subject.