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The unlikely meeting  of two boys, from totally different backgrounds on the streets of Addis Abba, the capital of Ethiopia, makes for an engrossing read.  Struggling with the loneliness that they have each experienced, they join a godana where, under the leadership of Million, they at last regain a sense of value.  Reconnecting with their past and moving into their future is a seemingly insurmountable challenge.  This well written novel by Elizabeth Laird is deserving of having been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2003.

Rating:  *****
Theme Fiction: 
Historical Fiction
Suitable:  Year 7-12+

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