We Have To Escape
A true, historical novel for young adults
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Royal Fireworks Press
(ISBN: 088092-373-3; 1999; paperback; 185 pages)
support he needs to open up and tell the amazing story he has kept secret all this time. Andras begins with the terrifying
night the Hungarian Secret Police arrested his father and mother in his home town, Budapest, Hungary. He tells the poignant
story of his family's daring and frightening journey to the United States. Knowing they will be shot if captured, Andras and
his family obtain the forged documents needed to leave their shattered city. His boyish hopes for adventure turn into abject
fear the day Andras, his parents, grandfather and three sisters begin their escape. The courageous group must survive the
terror of bullets, border guards and prison as they begin their journey to freedom and acceptance in a new land.
We Have To Escape is a true story of an exciting and terror-filled escape to America. And how, once here, life for Andras
seems to be unjustly cruel as he tries to fit into a strange culture.
Judit Makranczy was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her novel depicts the events of her family.s triumphs and tragedies as
they flee their war-torn country.