By: Zoha Siddiqui, 8th Grade at American School of Doha
Author: Katherine Marsh
Genre: Adventure Fiction
Nowhere Boy begins with Ahmed, a Syrian refugee who fled a life of uncertainty and hardship arriving in Brussels, Belgium. He had nowhere to go till he met Max, an American expat who moved to Brussels. Max has trouble at his new school, and can’t seem to get anything right. As soon as Ahmed’s and Max’s lives collide, a friendship grows. Together they learn what it means to be brave and how hope can change your destiny. The chapters in the book are short and alter between Max and Ahmed’s perspectives. In my opinion, I would recommend this book for tweens who are interested in themes such as racism, xenophobia, and world politics.
You can visit Zoha’s book blog at zohaflipsapage.com.