Boy 87 (Paperback)Ele Fountain (author)
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019
Shif is just an ordinary boy who likes chess, maths and racing his best friend home from school.
But one day, soldiers with guns come to his door - and he knows that he is no longer safe. Shif is forced to leave his mother and little sister,and embark on a dangerous journey; a journey through imprisonment and escape, new lands and strange voices, and a perilous crossing by land and sea. He will encounter cruelty and kindness; he will become separated from the people he loves.
Boy 87 is a gripping, uplifting tale of one boy's struggle for survival; it echoes the story of young people all over the world today.
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Boy 87 is an original and beautifully written page-turner of a novelabout love, survival and the strength that can be found in a hopeful humanspirit.' - Sarah Crossan, Carnegie Medal Winner
'Shif is anunforgettable character, and his story should be read by everyone who caresabout one of the unfolding tragedies of our time.' - Elizabeth Laird
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Thank you to pushkin press for this review copy!
A fantastic read which I am most happy to shout about!
Manages to capture some of the issues many face currently.
Recommended to all.
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