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Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera
  

Guantanamo Boy

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Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2009.

Costa Book Awards 2009 Judges' comment: "An important and moving story of an ordinary teenage boy innocently caught up in a modern-day nightmare which exposes the shortcomings of contemporary justice."

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Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera

Khalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from Rochdale, is abducted from Pakistan while on holiday with his family. He is taken to Guantanamo Bay and held without charge, where his hopes and dreams are crushed under the cruellest of circumstances. An innocent denied his freedom at a time when Western boys are finding theirs, Khalid tries and fails to understand what's happening to him and cannot fail to be a changed young man.

Reviews

'A beautifully frank and strikingly inspiring novel, Guantanamo Boy is in many ways a voyage of discovery as Anna Perera bravely goes where many fear to tread. Expect to be wowed by this exceptional book.' spinebreakers.co.uk

'[An] excellent novel ... superb' - Amanda Craig, The Times

'This powerful book shows that hatred is never an answer, and proves the pointlessness of torture and the danger of thinking of anyone as 'other - Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

About the Author

Anna Perera was born in London to an Irish mother and Sri Lankan father. She worked as an English teacher in two secondary schools in London, and later became responsible for a unit for excluded boys. She lives in Hampshire, England. Guantanamo Boy is her first teenage novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2009

Author

Anna Perera

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Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories

ISBN

9780141326078

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