Refresh Refresh
Refresh, Refresh
Refresh Refresh
Danica Novgorodoff, Benjamin Percy, James Ponsoldt, Danica Novgorodoff
Fathers, sons, and the war that comes between them. There's nothing Josh, Cody, and Gordon want more than their fathers home safely from the war in Iraq -- unless it's to get out of their dead-end town. Refresh, Refresh is the story of three teenagers on the cusp of high school graduation and their struggle to make hard decisions with no role models to follow; to discover the possibilities for the future when all the doors are slamming in their faces; and to believe their fathers will come home alive so they can be boys again.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The graphic novel Refresh Refresh is about three boys: Cody, Josh, and Gordan. Their dads are all Marine Reservists who have been shipped off to fight in Iraq. The boys want to make their fathers proud, but it's difficult for them to become men without their fathers there as role models. The boys fight after school to make them tougher and stronger. They are always on the computer checking to see the news in Iraq and to see if their dads have emailed them. The surprise at the end puts the boys in shock and they end up joining the armed forces.

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