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Book: Ground Zero

Author: Alan Gratz

Genre: Historical Fiction

Page Count: 241

September 11, 2001: Brandon is heading to the World Trade center with his dad. September 11, 2019: Reshmina’s village is caught in the middle of a war. They have no idea that their lives are about to be turned upside down.

This book did not earn the highest of praise. I felt like the timing was off and there were many coincidences and events that were not believable.

I also thought that some of the writing seemed like it was written for younger kids, but the content was for older audiences. It was a strange, uneven balance.

I really enjoyed all of Alan Gratz’s other books (or at least the ones I’ve read) but, I felt that this one just didn’t live up to standards. I’m not sure I would recommend it to anyone, but if you like this type of book, you should read it!!

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