No Surrender Soldier

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Growing up on Guam in 1972, fifteen-year-old Kiko is beset by worries: He's never kissed a girl, the popular guys get all the attention at school--but the worst part is the serious problems at home. His older brother is missing in Vietnam, his grandfather is losing it to dementia, and he just learned that his mother was raped by a Japanese soldier during World War II. It all comes together when he discovers an old man, a Japanese soldier, hiding in the jungle behind his house. It's not the same man who raped his mother, but, in his rage, Kiko cares only about protecting his family and avenging his mom--no matter what it takes. And so, a shy, peaceable boy begins to plan a murder. But how far will Kiko go to prove to himself that he's a man? Based on a true incident in history, No Surrender Soldier is the story of a boy grappling with ancient questions of courage and manhood before he can move on.
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A prolific writer, teacher, and journalist, Christine Kohler has lived all over the world with her Air Force husband, including island nations like the setting for "No Surrender Soldier," her first young adult novel. Her children's and young people's books about topics that range from religion to music are widely read. She and her family now call Texas home.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Dec 2, 2013
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781440565625
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Young Adult Fiction / Boys & Men
Young Adult Fiction / Family / Parents
Young Adult Fiction / General
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