Guantanamo Boy

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Penguin UK, Feb 5, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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Khalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from Rochdale, is abducted from Pakistan while on holiday with his family. He is taken to Guantanamo Bay and held without charge, where his hopes and dreams are crushed under the cruellest of circumstances. An innocent denied his freedom at a time when Western boys are finding theirs, Khalid tries and fails to understand what's happening to him and cannot fail to be a changed young man.
 

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User Review  - dalzan - LibraryThing

Khalid is a 15-year-old British boy of Asian descent. Born and raised in Rochester, computer-mad Khalid is unhappy that his parents are taking him to Pakistan for a family funeral. But like them he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

A chilling and harrowing story of a young victim of a profound injustice brought about by paranoia, prejudice, and an appalling disregard for human rights. This novel left me angry and disgusted. It should be widely read and discussed. Read full review

Contents

Cover About the Author Title Page Dedication Map Authors Note GUANTANAMO
GAME
BLOODS THICKER THAN WATER
KARACHI
MISSING
EASTER
POWER
BREAD
GUANTANAMO
SWEAT
EVERY SHRED
THE JINN
EXERCISE
HAIR
NEWS
LEEANDY

MASUD
TO KANDAHAR
PROCESSING
RED CROSS
WADE
LIGHTS
WATER TRICKS
SLEEP
HARRY
ECHOES
HOT SHOTS
TOUCHDOWN
HOME
ASSEMBLY
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About the author (2009)

Anna Perera was born in London to an Irish mother and Sri Lankan father. She worked as an English teacher in two secondary schools in London, and later became responsible for a unit for excluded boys. She lives in Hampshire, England. Guantanamo Boy is her first teenage novel.