Here it is! The hugely anticipated follow-up to Gratz's NYT bestselling, critically acclaimed phenomenon REFUGEE. This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war.
It's 1944 and the world is at war. Hideki lives peacefully with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. Until the day WWII reaches their door.
Hideki is drafted into the "Blood and Iron Imperial Corps" to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed two grenades and a set of instructions: go off into the jungle, and don't come back until you've killed an American soldier.
Meanwhile, young American soldier Ray Majors has just landed on the beach in Okinawa. He doesn't know what to expect, or if he'll make it out alive, but he knows he must keep moving forward.
From opposite sides of the war, Hideki and Ray each fight their way through horrors and dangers. But when the two of them encounter each other in the middle of the battle, the choices they make in that single moment will change everything.
From the NYT bestselling author of Refugee, a searing, action-packed look at how our courage and our conscience can redeem us in the darkest of times.
Todd Haberkorn (Hideki) is a winner of multiple Earphones Awards and an Audie Award–nominated narrator. He is a Los Angeles–based voice actor for animation and video games in addition to his work as on-camera talent. Visit TheHabertat.com for more information and follow him on Twitter @ToddHaberkorn.
Andrew Eiden (Ray) is an actor, film director, and voice-over artist. He has been in dozens of national commercials and television shows, including ABC’s Complete Savages. He has narrated a number of Scholastic Audio titles, including the Divided We Fall series. Andrew lives in North Hollywood, California.