Refresh, Refresh

Refresh, Refresh

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by Danica Novgorodoff, James Ponsoldt, Benjamin Percy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1596435224

ISBN-13: 9781596435223

Pub. Date: 09/29/2009

Publisher: First Second

Fathers, sons, and the war that comes between them.

There's nothing Josh, Cody, and Gordon want more than their fathers home safely from the war in Iraq -- unless it's to get out of their dead-end town. Refresh, Refresh is the story of three teenagers on the cusp of high school graduation and their struggle to make hard decisions with no role models to follow;

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Fathers, sons, and the war that comes between them.

There's nothing Josh, Cody, and Gordon want more than their fathers home safely from the war in Iraq -- unless it's to get out of their dead-end town. Refresh, Refresh is the story of three teenagers on the cusp of high school graduation and their struggle to make hard decisions with no role models to follow; to discover the possibilities for the future when all the doors are slamming in their faces; and to believe their fathers will come home alive so they can be boys again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596435223
Publisher:
First Second
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

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Refresh, Refresh 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lawral More than 1 year ago
I don't really know how to write a review of this book, which I guess is why it took me so long to do so. It's so sad, all around, and so hopeless in so many ways. The three boys that are at the center of the story aren't the only ones affected by the war, most of the town is, so there isn't really anywhere for them to go to get away from the worry and fear that they themselves feel. Each of them deals with it in their own ways, coming together for their fights. The prevailing feeling is pain. The fights just make that pain physical, shared, and visible. Most of the story is told through the artwork. The dialog and text are pretty sparse. It works so well in this graphic novel that I can't imagine the short story it was based on. The lack of words make the faces and feelings take on so much more meaning and, in the end, the feelings are what this book is about. And it's beautifully drawn. The images pulled me into the story in a way that I don't know if the short story would have. Anyway, I really thought Refresh Refresh was very good, but I know that I'm not doing it any kind of justice here. Just trust me, it is well worth the read. Book source: Philly Free Library
Anonymous More than 1 year ago