Author – Miriam Halahmy
Age – 12+
Alix is 14, living on Hayling Island in the UK with her Mum. Her dad left and her grandfather has passed away since, leaving them both bitter and sad. Things are even worse for Alix as her mum has broken her leg, leaving Alix to do a lot more than normal at home, her paper round to bring in more money and her schoolwork on top of everything.
But when she sticks up for a pakistani boy who is being bullied, her eyes are opened to how tough some people’s lives really are.
This is a book about racism, prejudice and the terrible truth of why so many people seek asylum in other countries. A great read, with tense scenes and action and a thought provoking plot.