Ibarajo Road (Paperback)
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Ibarajo Road (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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When Charlie goes on a disastrous rich kids' bender, he and his friends are given one last chance to redeem themselves. In desperation, Charlie opts to work at a refuge for orphans, the sick and the homeless who pass through its gates. But this is Africa, where poverty and corruption run deep and the trafficking is human - and Charlie is in it right up to his neck.

This gripping debut novel follows a privileged teenagers in to the heart of African life, a journey that changes him forever.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781847803207
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Allen writes beautifully, gently chauffeuring us along Charlie's nuanced emotional journey, while also speeding us through a white-knuckle sub-plot. ... Dramatic and deeply moving.'


'It's a compelling story, teaching you a lot without being off-puttingly didactic.'


Clare Poole, P&G Wells, - ' exciting and powerful.'


Vanessa Lewis, The Book Nook - 'a powerful and moving story.'

Clare Poole, P&G Wells, - ' exciting and powerful.'

A valuable and compelling read.

This novel is a pacey adventure involving detection and exciting... action that keep the reader turning the pages. Its strength, however, lies in its gritty realism and rich sense of time and place. Harry Allen... writes convincingly and in a multi-layered way.

'An incredibly powerful and moving story.'

A provocative and moving novel ... which encourages readers from Year 9 and beyond to reflect more deeply on global issues and individual responsibility.

'This moving debut novel about a teenage boy trying to redeem himself is a powerful picture of West African life, with its corruption, dangers and joys, as well as a celebration of all that true friendship can bring.'

'It's a compelling story, teaching you a lot without being off-puttingly didactic.'

'Allen writes beautifully, gently chauffeuring us along Charlie' s nuanced emotional journey, while also speeding us through a white-knuckle sub-plot. ... Dramatic and deeply moving.'

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