CBBC Office: Book Club: Shadow by Michael Morpurgo
Hi guys. It's Chris here. For this week's CBBC Book Club meeting, we're going to be reading Shadow by Michael Morpurgo.
I've put my description and review of the book in the links below. Take a look.I'd like you to get hold of this book, have a read and tell me what YOU think.
- Did you like it?
- Which was your favourite part?
- Did you have a favourite character?
Check back on Friday 13th September, when Chris will be replying to comments.
Thank you to PeridotCustardSeaLion for suggesting this book!
Deportation seems inevitable for Aman and his mother. This is the story of how a persecuted Afghan boy and his mother escape from their war-torn homeland with the help of a stray sniffer dog called Shadow. On their way to freedom across the border, Shadow is reunited with the British soldiers he belongs to and they help Aman and his mother escape to freedom. After starting a new life in Manchester and becoming best friends with Matt, Aman and his mother are suddenly declared illegal immigrants. They are incarcerated in the Yarl's Wood detention centre awaiting deportation. Can Matt or their army friend help them continue their peaceful life in England?
This one is a tough read, but so worth it - you'll find your heartstrings being tugged as you discover Aman's heart-breaking story. It is a story of hope and endurance in two very different countries and it really opened my eyes to other lifestyles and situations that I had never read about before. Morpurgo splits the narrative into three main sections - the three main characters (Matt, his Grandpa and Aman) guide you through the story. It's a real eye-opener, but don't let the serious subject matter put you off - this is ultimately a story about courage, love and undying hope. A big recommendation, from the Yenk to you.
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