Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Refugee

Refugee Refugee by Alan Gratz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three tales, decades and continents apart, chronicle the plight of refugees as they struggle to find a place to call home amidst hate, persecution, and violence.

1930s Germany - Josef, a Jewish boy, and his family flee from the horrors of the Nazi regime and the concentration camps that threaten to imprison them.

1994 Cuba - Isabel and her family live in fear of a dictatorship that rules with an iron fist. They seek to make a new home in the United States and live a life of freedom, but only if their raft can survive the journey.

2015 Syria - Mahmoud's home is being annihilated by bombings and violence. His family decides that the risks they will face in order to escape the tyranny and destruction of their homeland are worth it.

Hopes and dreams keep them moving across oceans, countries, and continents. Though they are separated by decades, the journeys of Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are shockingly similar and intertwined.

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