'Boy87 is an original and beautifully written page-turner of a novelabout love, survival and the strength that can be found in a hopeful humanspirit' -- Sarah Crossan, Carnegie Medal Winner'Shif is anunforgettable character, and his story should be read by everyone who caresabout one of the unfolding tragedies of our time' -- Award-winning authorElizabeth LairdShif is just an ordinary boy wholikes chess, maths and racing his best friend home from school.
But one day,soldiers with guns come to his door - and he knows that he is no longersafe. Shif is forced to leave his mother and little sister,and embark on a dangerous journey; a journey through imprisonment and escape,new lands and strange voices, and a perilous crossing by land and sea.
He willencounter cruelty and kindness; he will become separated from the people heloves. Boy 87 is a gripping, upliftingtale of one boy's struggle for survival; it echoes the story of young peopleall over the world today.