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About the Author
Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including Refugee; Projekt 1065, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016; Prisoner B-3087, a Junior Library Guild selection that was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; and Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at alangratz.com.
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From CODE OF HONORThunder. No -- footsteps. Feet pounding down the hall. Someone was coming for me. Half-remembered childhood nightmares seized me, and I scrambled backward across the bed in a panic, trying to get away from Voldemort, the Joker, the aliens, the demons. I fell on the floor with a thump, the bed covers coming with me. My legs were tangled in them. I couldn't kick free. And then they were there. Dark shapes surged into my room, black on black silhouettes with hulking shoulders and big round eyes that flashed. My fear made me five again. I curled up against the side of the bed like I was playing Hide and Seek with my older brother, Darius, hoping he wouldn't see me. But the demons knew where I was. They homed in on me like guided missiles. Rough hands grabbed me. Hauled me to my feet. Threw me face first on the bed. Somewhere, remotely, I heard my mother scream, heard my father cry out. The demons had come for them too. "Mom! Dad!" I cried. I kicked and squirmed, trying to get away, but my arms were wrenched behind me and bound with a plastic zip-ties that cut into my wrists. The hands pulled me up again, and I read the words on one of my captors' uniforms:POLICEHOMELAND SECURITY Reality finally overrode my half-awake nightmares. "No. No! Darius is innocent!" I cried. "He's not a terrorist! You don't understand! They're making him do everything!" The DHS agents wrangled a thick bag over my head, and the already dark room went completely black. "No! Please! Don't!" I yelled. The black bag was close. Suffocating. My hot breath was damp on my face, and I started to panic. "You can't do this! I was born in America! I'm am American citizen!" The DHS agents ignored my protests. I kicked and thrashed as they dragged me from my room, down the hall, and out through the front door. A few days ago, all I had cared about was winning the Homecoming game. Getting into college. Going on a date with Julia Gary. Normal high school senior stuff. A few days ago, I had been king of the world. Now I was a prisoner of the United States of America.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
i can't believe that this book does not have a better review it is great and involves real events into a great story that involves terrorism, killing and tons of explosives !!!
The main character in the story is Kamran. He is a boy in high school that plays football. It was the homecoming game they had won but there was a Pac 12 college scouts there watching him. The book takes place at East Phoenix high school. Kamran was there homecoming king. He also go into a fight with one of the other guys that was there because he was calling him resist names and making fun of his older brother Darius. Darius is a special ops ranger. Then he found out that they think Darius attacked an army base. That’s all I’m saying I don’t want to spoil the book. I would really recommend this book it is very detailed. It also very interesting by telling about the war and all the training his brother when though. Also with the suspense in the book is tremendous. It is all suspense till the end of the book, I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.
A true story about looking up to someone
I have heard that it is a great book now to see for myself