Circle of Fire – The Maya Brown Missions

TEEN HAL10636899

Author – S M Hall

Age – 13+

Maya Brown’s mum work for a government agency against terrorism. When her mum is kidnapped, Maya is frustrated at the lack of action from her mum’s colleagues. She has already lost her real family in her home country of Kosovo and doesn’t want to lose her adopted mum in the same way. Using the skills her mum has taught her and the clues she has discovered herself, Maya begins an extraordinary journey to find her mum.

This story is fast moving and enjoyable but sometimes graphic, tale of terrorism, dipping into muslim extremism and what motivates such anger. It begins to answer questions for students about this topic. It blends a teenage girl spy story with a more serious issue.

(Family, Suicide bomber, Investigation, Terrorism, Muslim, Extremism, Anger, Series)

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