The Wall

The Wall

eBook - 2013
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Joshua is thirteen. He lives with his mother and stepfather in Amarias, an isolated town on top of a hill, where all the houses are brand new. At the edge of Amarias is a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that beyond the concrete is a brutal and unforgiving enemy, and that The Wall is the only thing keeping him and his people safe.One day, looking for a lost football, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel which leads towards this forbidden territory. He knows he won't get another opportunity to see what is beyond The Wall until he's old enough for military service, and the chance to crawl through and solve the mystery is too tempting to resist. He's heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds...The Wall is a novel about a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world, to a place where everything he knows about loyalty, identity and justice is turned upside down. It is also a political fable that powerfully evokes the realities of life on the West Bank, telling the story of a Settler child who finds there are two sides to every story.
Publisher: 2013.
ISBN: 9781408833940
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Sansha
Feb 12, 2019

Fantastic young adult novel. A story of bravery, survival, suspense and friendship. Highly recommended.

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uncommonreader
Nov 18, 2015

This is a wonderful young adult novel and recommended for anyone interested in the experience of living in the Occupied Territories.

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