A Brighter Fear (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
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A beautiful love story and contemporary fairytale set against the backdrop of the Iraq war, this stunning and moving novel will break your heart, only to put it back together again...

This is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad. It starts in 2003, as the bombs begin to fall on the city.

In it, Lina fights to survive, to find a life for herself amid the chaos of war, to find what happened to her mother in the years before the war, when she was taken away by the secret police. She also falls in love, with the one person she should never have fallen in love with.

It is many things. It is a love story, both for a country and for a person. It is about an amazing girl, growing up in the worst circumstances imaginable. It contains a necklace, that was lost but might still be found. And that is all we can say, without ruining this extraordinary and beautiful modern fairy tale...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007446575
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Debut novelist Kerry Drewery skilfully and sensitively brings the devastating effect of the war on ordinary citizens vividly to life in this tragic, touching and romantic story set in Iraq." - Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

"This is a moving and ultimately uplifting story which provides teenagers with an insight into the human tragedies behind the headlines. Recommended reading." - Families South West

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“Eye opening”

Written from the point of view of a 17 year old girl growing up in war-torn Iraq, A Brighter Fear gives the reader an insight into the everyday lives of Lina, her dad and their family.
I don't agree with this... More

Paperback edition
17th June 2012
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“An insightful read for many ages”

This was a great read. It follows Lina as she lives through terrible conflict in Iraq. The book gives an insight into the effects of the war on an ordinary teenage girl's plans for her life. It is very easy to... More

Paperback edition
26th May 2012
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“Brilliant!”

This book was recommended to me by my eldest daughter two years ago.....
So yes, I have finally got round to reading it.
My only concern, why is this author not better known? This book is brilliant and I most... More

Paperback edition
6th June 2016
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