NEW! Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11
It's the same day―nearly 20 years apart―as a boy witnesses his father's office building under attack and a girl makes a heart-wrenching decision during a never-ending war.
Master storyteller Alan Gratz, author of Refugee, delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear―and the stunning links between the past and present.
September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion―and Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he escape?
September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz―and put herself and her family in mortal danger?
Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.