Boy 87 is an original and beautifully written page-turner of a novel about love, survival and the strength that can be found in a hopeful human spirit’ — Sarah Crossan, Carnegie Medal Winner
Our unmissable new children’s book Boy 87 is out now, as seen on BBC Woman’s Hour yesterday. Boy 87 is a gripping, uplifting tale of one boy’s struggle for survival; it echoes the story of young people all over the world today.
Shif 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 will encounter cruelty and kindness; he will become separated from the people he loves.