Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday Natalie C. Anderson

Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday

Author: Natalie C. Anderson
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Book Title
Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday
Author
Natalie C. Anderson
ISBN
9780399547621
Forced to become a child soldier, a sixteen-year-old Somali refugee must confront his painful past in this haunting, thrilling tale of loss and redemption by the bestselling author of City of Saints & Thieves. Now in paperback. When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier in the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. To save the lives of those he loves and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the jihadi group's ranks, sending dispatches on their plans to the Americans. But it's a dangerous role and if Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed. For weeks, Abdi trains with the jihadi group, witnessing atrocity after atrocity. But after being forced into a suicide bomber's vest, Abdi finally escapes to Sangui City, Kenya. Homeless and shell-shocked, Abdi is picked up for a petty theft, setting into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's desperate to forget. In this riveting, unflinching tale of sacrifice and hope, critically-acclaimed author Natalie C. Anderson delivers another tour-de-force that will leave readers at the edge of their seats.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Natalie C. AndersonPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 01/14/2020ISBN: 9780399547621Pages: 480Weight: 0.84lbsSize: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.10dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 500584 / Let's Go Swimming on DoomsdayReading Level: 4.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 15
Forced to become a child soldier, a sixteen-year-old Somali refugee must confront his painful past in this haunting, thrilling tale of loss and redemption by the bestselling author of City of Saints & Thieves. Now in paperback.

When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier in the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. To save the lives of those he loves and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the jihadi group's ranks, sending dispatches on their plans to the Americans. But it's a dangerous role and if Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed. For weeks, Abdi trains with the jihadi group, witnessing atrocity after atrocity. But after being forced into a suicide bomber's vest, Abdi finally escapes to Sangui City, Kenya. Homeless and shell-shocked, Abdi is picked up for a petty theft, setting into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's desperate to forget.

In this riveting, unflinching tale of sacrifice and hope, critically-acclaimed author Natalie C. Anderson delivers another tour-de-force that will leave readers at the edge of their seats.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 01/14/2020
ISBN: 9780399547621
Pages: 480
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.10d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 500584 / Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday
Reading Level: 4.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 15
Forced to become a child soldier, a sixteen-year-old Somali refugee must confront his painful past in this haunting, thrilling tale of loss and redemption by the bestselling author of City of Saints & Thieves. Now in paperback.

When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier in the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. To save the lives of those he loves and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the jihadi group's ranks, sending dispatches on their plans to the Americans. But it's a dangerous role and if Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed. For weeks, Abdi trains with the jihadi group, witnessing atrocity after atrocity. But after being forced into a suicide bomber's vest, Abdi finally escapes to Sangui City, Kenya. Homeless and shell-shocked, Abdi is picked up for a petty theft, setting into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's desperate to forget.

In this riveting, unflinching tale of sacrifice and hope, critically-acclaimed author Natalie C. Anderson delivers another tour-de-force that will leave readers at the edge of their seats.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 01/14/2020
ISBN: 9780399547621
Pages: 480
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.10d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 500584 / Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday
Reading Level: 4.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 15