Boy Soldier by Cola Bilkuei. In 1987, Cola Bilkuei, a young boy from the Dinka tribe in the southern Sudan, was forcibly recruited into Sudan People's Liberation Army. Once they arrived at the camp, exhausted and terrified, they were systematically brutalised as SPLA officers began to turn them into child soldiers. The children were taught how to handle a rifle, how to fight and how to kill. After two years, he escaped from the camp and began an extraordinary odyssey down the length of…
Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara. Mariatu grew up in a small village in Sierra Leone where the rumours of civil war were a distant worry. But then the rebels attacked. Heavily-armed soldiers, some barely teenagers, tortured and killed, and in the senseless violence, Mariatu had both her hands cut off. This is an incredible story of courage, resilience and hope.
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Ganglands: Brazil by Ross Kemp. Deep in the heart of Rio, a new gang has emerged in the favelas. A gang with a sinister reputation, heavy-duty weaponry and a seemingly limitless drug supply. Recruited by the shady organization Trojan Industries, teenage tearaway Luiz Alves must gain initiation, infiltrate the gang and find out who's backing them. But with guns on every street corner and the threat of exposure hanging over his head, Luiz's biggest problem is just staying alive.
Adrift, book by Paul Griffin
Five of us went out on the water that night. None of us came back whole, and not all of us came back. Best friends Matt and John are spending the summer working: Matt to save money for college, John to kill time before trade school. On the beach, the beautiful Driana stops Matt in his tracks. Dri, Stef and JoJo invite the boys to a party at Dri’s Hamptons mansion, and Matt drags John along. When Stef decides it’s a beautiful night to go windsurfing, the others race out on the water to make…
Red Fox Running by Robin Lloyd-Jones - ISBN: 9781842705520 (Andersen Press Ltd)
Red Fox Running by Robin Lloyd-Jones. Adam's father was a whaler in the Arctic - until the time, he never came back. 16-year-old Adam desperately wants to find his father, so he signs on as a cabin boy in the next expedition travelling North. When the ship gets stuck in the ice, Adam must travel over the treacherous ice floes in search of help. As their journey lengthens, Adam learns a great deal about Arctic survival, about himself, and finally about his love for Pipaluk and her harsh…
Egan Tucker is fifteen and has been in hiding his entire life. But things are about to change. Forced to leave his home, he must venture out into a world that is unlike anything he has ever known. He is not ready for this world. And the world is not ready for Egan. PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2016
In this riveting book, world-renowned author Joy Cowley brings together two very different worlds, giving us a rare glimpse of the remarkable human spirit that connects us all. When fourteen-year-old Jordan and her young brothers learn they'll have to ride a rickety plane home for the holidays, they're worried. But when it crashes on a wild and deserted peninsula in New Zealand, they are completely terrified - and alone. Or are they? Whose voice is Jordan hearing, telling her what to do…
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