Lauren 8S –
I think this might be one of my favourite books.It’s a engrossing tale that’s not only action-packed, tense and thrilling, but explores the characters and the impact of war on them.It helps any age group from 10 to understand the war in Syria in a depth we couldn’t get from the news.
This book was one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t stop turning over the pages and reading it! I would recommend this book to people of any age, for it can teach them about how bad war is in some parts of the world.
The book tells the story of 12- year old boy Omar, who lives in a lovely local town, in Bosra, Syria . He had some plans/ dreams for his future career – as a businessmen with his cousin. However, his plans and life is ruined as bombs and shelling land in Syria , and everything comes to chaos . There is no stock, e.t.c, and water and food is so scarce that people are dying of hunger in the end, and anybody is lucky to be alive. They had nowhere to go: ‘Yet no matter how far they run, the shadows of war will follow them. The story plummets down until they are forced to leave the country, and they are in desperate need of help. When they get the extremely rare opportunity to go to England, they feel as if they’ve been blessed. Nobody knows what to expect…
Wonderful, exciting book!
I loved this book. It is so exciting and intriguing yet so moving and frightening at points. It also helps you to understand about wars that happen around the world, and how not all countries are as safe and peaceful as others.
The book dives deep into the lives of a family who were forced to flee their beautiful city of Bosra in Syria. Omar, the main character, had plans for his future before the war began. He was going to open a business with his cousin. But before long, these plans are shattered when a civil war begins in the country, and bombs begin falling in the cities, destroying so much. His brother, Musa, tries to fight back with his friends, but when their home is destroyed, they must run away. ‘Yet no matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them.’ Eventually, they are forced to leave the country. They now have nothing, and their lives have been ruined.
I would recommend this book for anyone of any age. It helps you become aware of the terrible things happening around the world whilst you can enjoy reading. This was one of my favourite books, and therefore I would give it a 5 star rating. I hope that you will think the same, and I hope that this review was helpful and has encouraged you to read this wonderful book!
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