‘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 Laird
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 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.