The Boy at the Back of the Class

£6.99

The debut novel by Onjali Q Rauf, ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ tells a heartwarming, funny and thrilling story that is never overwhelmed by its serious underlying message. Told from an (unnamed) child’s perspective, this take on the refugee crisis highlights the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense.

Ahmet, The new boy at the back of the class never talks, never smiles and doesn’t like sweets.  When a group of friends learn the truth, that Ahmet is a refugee who has run away from a war, they befriend him and when a crisis looms they put together a plan to act on The Best Idea Ever to help Ahmet.

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The Boy at the Back of the Class

Onjali Q Rauf, with illustrations by Pippa Curnick

(Orion)

Told with great humour, this story, plucked from front page news stories, is never overwhelmed by its serious message.  Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize, this excellent debut packs a real punch but is never less than hugely entertaining.

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