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Delacorte, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 277 pages
11 Reviews
September 11, 2001

Two teenagers on opposite sides of the globe flee everything they know. In a world turned upside down by tragedy, they are refugees.

Sixteen-year-old Dawn runs away from her unhappy foster home in California and travels to New York City. Johar, an Afghani teenager, sees his world crumble before him. He flees his war-ravaged village and the Taliban, and makes a dangerous trek to a refugee camp in Pakistan. Thanks to his knowledge of English, Johar finds a job at the camp assisting Louise, the Red Cross doctor—and Dawn’s foster mother. Through e-mails and phone calls, Dawn and Johar begin to share and protect each other’s secrets, fears, and dreams, and a remarkable bond forms that gives each of them hope and the courage to find a path home.

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User Review  - Ariana - Goodreads

In the novel refugees by Catherine stine the reader is introduced to dawn a 16 year old girl and Johar a 16 year old boy . The setting defines how these teenagers are completely different people but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samra Muslim - Goodreads

A really sweet book. Loved how the impact of 9/11 was presented from the perspective of a teenager in USA and Afghanistan simultaneously ... their fears, problems and finally how they survived it as winners ...!!! Read full review

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About the author (2005)

This is Catherine Stine's first novel. The author lives in New York City.

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