HJLawson : War Kids

War Kids

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Children & Teens, Mysteries & Thrillers

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Young Adult, Suzanne Collins, Stephenie Meyer, Cassandra Clare

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Print Length

296

Publication Date

August 2014

Language

English

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If you had a gun, would you shoot to kill?

Fourteen-year-old Jada has never seen death before, but once she opens her eyes in hospital, it becomes her grimacing shadow. When soldiers attack Zak’s school, all of the children’s precious innocence is stolen and those who survive are forced to grow up fast. Jada and Zak’s lives would have never crossed paths if it weren’t for their search to find their kidnapped fathers. As they seek to uncover the truth, a deadly secret is revealed that will change the world forever…

Editorial Reviews

"Once I picked this up I couldn't put it down, I loved it. It was sweet, provocatively and steamy. It gave me some sad moments and tears but mostly huge smiles. It was truly a celebration of the best emotions overcoming the sad, painful and ugly ones." - Benish Khan, NetGallery Review.

"Heartbreaking No one in my generation will be able to go to Syria for a while. This novel is a window into that world. For anyone who has known child survivors of a war zone (I do), or for people who have only heard the stories on the news, this is a poignant series."- Kristin J.Johnson, Vine Voice Review.

"This book was excellent. It was thought provoking, timely, emotionally gripping, and well written. The current Syrian Civil War serves as the backdrop to a coming of age story that leads to discoveries about oneself, love interests, and parents. Be sure you have enough time available to try and finish this in one setting. You aren't going to want to put it down." - Erin Tipping (Librarian), NetGallery Review.

"I had goosebumps and I cannot remember anymore how many times I had to stop reading to wipe away my tears. A great and very powerful book that will help us see and feel how it is to be in the middle of a war, not only as a victim but also as a fighter. Heartbreaking, thought-provoking and an eye-opener. I'm excited for the second book and will definitely recommend this to my fellow readers." - Kath Quiambao, NetGallery Review.

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