Author – Alan Gibbons
Age – 12+
With short chapters and only 186 pages, this story about an English family almost torn apart by terrorism (from the inside) will capture many who aren’t that keen on reading, or haven’t been able to find a book that grabs them.
The Trap deals with an issue that can destroy families on both sides of terrorism. Majid is training to be a doctor in the UK. His family fully support him in his education and dreams to help people, but when he begins spending more and more time with a man who talks of UK infidels, war, martyrdom and glory, they are worried for him. But Majid feels he has to make his own decisions.
This story follows those decisions and Majid’s path to war and back.
The tension rises throughout this novel, to a thrilling conclusion – or is it the end?
(War, Conflict, Crime, Family, Racism, School. MI5, Agent, Extremist, Muslim)