Guantanamo Boy

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Guantanamo Boy

Post by New Gal » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:05 pm

by Anna Perera...

Started it a few days ago, not the world's best written book but very dark and disturbing.

Centers around a 15 year old boy Khalid, who is kidnapped in Pakistan whilst visiting relatives.

Sharply observed and well worth a read


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Post by WelshStudent » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:36 pm

I bought that a few weeks ago, but haven't had chance to read it yet. Think I'll have to go and dig it out later. :)

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Post by DawnBev » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:30 pm

this is on my list ................... hooray for my holiday in a few weeks, I'll be able to read for pleasure!

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Post by New Gal » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:46 pm

Struggling with this too, its not as engaging as you would think and hope...

Loved the Yacobian Building though, fab
Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world.