Guantanamo Boy

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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.
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ISBN-13: 9780141326078
ISBN-10: 0141326077
Pagini: 352
Ilustrații: 1 map
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Puffin
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

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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Innocent until proven guilty?
Not here, you're not.


This powerful and humane book shows that hatred is never an answer, and proves the pointlessness of torture and the danger of thinking of anyone as 'other.'
One of her greatest achievements is to make the frightening monotony of the two years he suffers so full of suspense.
An excellent novel . . . superb
Extremely powerful, and the descriptions of torture are genuinely harrowing.
Timely, gritty fiction.
Could it happen? It has happened. That's why teenagers should read this book.
Rising star: Anna Perera. Her novel highlights the teenagers sent to the camp as it tugs readers into its vivid nightmare journey.