The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery

The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery

1945, Hiroshima: Ichiro is a teenage boy relaxing at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later there is a blinding flash as the horrific nuclear bomb is dropped. With great bravery, the two boys find Hiro’s five-year-old sister Keiko in the devastated and blasted landscape. With Hiro succumbing to his wounds, Ichiro is now the only one who can take care of Keiko. But in the chaos, Ichiro loses her when he sets off to find help. Seventy years later, the loss of Keiko and his broken promise to his dying friend are… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Radiation poisoning
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a grandparent recounted
  • World War Two
  • Nuclear bombing