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The tragedy of war, death and poverty that is faced by the countless young of the world is again the focus of Ellis’ writing.  Abdul, a 15 year old Iraqi searches for a better life far from the death and destruction he escaped in his homeland.  Meeting up with others along the way, it becomes a battle as to who he can and can’t trust.  Trying to find the threads of a new life becomes a challenge, sometimes seemingly insurmountable.


Rating *****
Theme Fiction:
Social Problems
Suitable: Year 7-10

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