A Brighter Fear

A Brighter Fear

eBook - 2012
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A beautiful love story and contemporary fairytale set against the backdrop of the Iraq war, this stunning and moving novel will break your heart, only to put it back together again...

This is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad. It starts in 2003, as the bombs begin to fall on the city.

In it, Lina fights to survive, to find a life for herself amid the chaos of war, to find what happened to her mother in the years before the war, when she was taken away by the secret police. She also falls in love, with the one person she should never have fallen in love with.

It is many things. It is a love story, both for a country and for a person. It is about an amazing girl, growing up in the worst circumstances imaginable. It contains a necklace, that was lost but might still be found. And that is all we can say, without ruining this extraordinary and beautiful modern fairy tale...

Publisher: [Toronto] : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780007446582
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Eil_1
Jan 02, 2013

Although this book is listed as "Teen", it would be of value to anyone who wonders what it like to live in fear of losing family, friends and their own life. This story is related by a young woman who is about to enter university in Iraq. As so frequently occurs in world events, one kind of horrendous misery is shortly replaced by another. This should be recommended reading for High School students. Read and become aware of life for so many people outside our democratic Western society.

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Jan 22, 2013

Eil_1 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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