Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11

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Ground Zero is a great story of survival and courage. It is a fictional story, but it is partly based on real events. Brandon is in the North Tower when the first plane hits, his father is trapped many floors above him. Brandon meets a man named Richard, and they begin to climb the stairs to the bottom. Then the second plane hits, and Brandon realizes that it’s an attack. Reshmina lives in a small village in Afghanistan, where there is a constant fear of fighting between the Taliban and the American forces. In the aftermath of a battle, she brings home a wounded American soldier, Taz. She must hide him from the Taliban until he can be rescued. This was an amazing story, it really showed how the world is still affected by past events. It also gives an idea of just how horrible the attacks on the World Trade Center really were. I think it was really cool that there were two stories being told at the same time, and how they were connected. This book was very well written. I would recommend it to kids from sixth grade to high school.

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Author Alan Gratz
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date 2021-Feb-02
ISBN 9781338245752
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Issue February 2021
Category Young Adult


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