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Lost Boys – Based on historical events this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life hes ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war. In 1982 twelve-year-old Reza has no interest in joining Irans war effort. But in the wake of a tragedy and at his mothers 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? In this unforgettable tale of friendship and survival against the odds Reza finds solace through music and forges his own path wherever that might take him. Lost Boys is a stunning debut from Darcey Rosenblatt. It is perfect for readers interested in current events history and the Middle East. Praise for Lost Boys In Rosenblatts ambitious debut novel Reza a 12-year-old Iranian boy clings to friendship and his love of music as the Iran-Iraq War tears his world apart. . . . Rezas story is compelling . . . . –Kirkus Reviews This hard-hitting first novel opens in Iran in 1982 during the Ayatollah Khomeinis oppressive rule and that nations war with Iraq. . . . The larger political context bes personal when a devastating public rejection of Reza and his fellow survivors by Iran leaves the boys without a country. . . . [T]he resilience of Rosenblatts protagonist strikes a strong chord. –Publishers Weekly Lost Boys – by Darcey Rosenblatt (Paperback)