by Cathy MacPhail - £6.99 Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781408812723 | ISBN 10: 140881272x
Patrick is happy living with his mum. She lets him do what he wants, pretty much, and it's only when his granny comes to stay that he has to get down to his homework and go to bed early. Then Patrick meets Mosi, a quiet, polite boy who, along with his parents, is waiting for his asylum application to be processed. He discovers Mosi is terrified of someone. But who is it? Patrick and Mosi strike up an unlikely friendship. In trying to help each other, they will face situations that are both terrifying and dangerous. And Patrick will find out that there is much, much more to Mosi than at first appears . . .
A taut, brilliantly written novel that has both pace and topicality that will give much opportunity for discussion and debate.
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