Based on historical events, this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life he’s ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war.
In 1982, twelve-year-old Reza has no interest in joining Iran’s war effort against Iraq. But in the wake of a tragedy and at his mother’s urging, he decides to enlist, assured by the authorities that he will achieve paradise should he die in service to his country.
War does not bring the glory the boys of Iran have been promised, and Reza soon finds himself held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Iraq, where the guards not only threaten violence—they act upon it. Will Reza make it out alive? And if he does, will he even have a home to return to?
Friendship, heartbreak, and Reza’s very survival are at stake as he finds solace through music and forges his own path—wherever that might take him.
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|detailed_location_arlington||Central Kids Fiction|
|display_description||In 1982 Iran, twelve-year-old Reza is more interested in music than war, but enlists in obedience to his devout mother and soon finds himself in a prison camp in Iraq.|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b19828123|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Henry Holt and Company,|c2017.|282 pages ; 22 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Iran -- History -- 1979-1997 -- Juvenile fiction, Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 -- Juvenile fiction, Muslims -- Iran -- Juvenile fiction, Prisoners of war -- Juvenile fiction, Soldiers -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_full||Lost boys / Darcey Rosenblatt|