Tag: Ya novel

Tracy Chevalier’s — New boy

Tracy Chevalier’s — New boy

Dee develops a friendship with the new boy at school, but Rod is jealous. This is a YA novel, but I couldn’t put this well written book down. The entire novel takes place over one day and the ending will leave you spellbound.

Katherine Marsh’s — Nowhere boy *****

Katherine Marsh’s — Nowhere boy *****

Thirteen year old Max is not one bit happy his parents have moved from Washington D.C. to spend a year working in Brussels. To make matters worse, Max has to repeat grade six in a French school. The boys in his class make fun of him and the only one who helps him with his French is Farah. But Max’s life takes a dramatic turn when he discovers a Syrian refugee hiding in their cellar. Will he tell his parents or will be inspired by a neighbour, Albert Jonnart who hid a Jewish child during the WW11?

A well crafted YA novel that examines the challengers facing refugees and the fear and prejudice in the countries they move to.