Guantanamo Boy

Guantanamo Boy

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: London : Puffin, ©2009.
ISBN: 9780141326078
0141326077
Characteristics: 339 pages :,map ;,20 cm.

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barneysasha5 Mar 17, 2013

Very good. It powerfully shows the reality of things that the general public doesn't notice.

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Bells
Apr 27, 2010

This novel blew me away. I think it is an important book to read. Some scenes in the novel quite scarily reminded me of some of the things they did in concentration camps during the holocaust. While I already knew about the treatment of prisoners by the US governments, putting these experiences in the voice of a fifteen year old boy made it so much more powerful and gripping. Excellent.

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barneysasha5 Mar 17, 2013

barneysasha5 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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