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Boy Overboard

By Morris Gleitzman

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I loved this book. It was really cool how it was about real world issues and gave an insight into a person living in times of wars life.
This book keeps you hooked on the story till the last page. I think that everyone should definitely read this book because it talks about bad things that happen in the world but in a not so depressing way. I really like the adventure of this story and also some witty humour. Show more Show less
I really enjoyed this book it was an adventure to read it kept me intrigued throughout the whole book
This book is about a family in Afghanistan, taking place in a village in Afghanistan after a war. Jamal has a dream of playing soccer, and so does her sister Bibi. This is where all the problems start. Girls are not allowed to play soccer, and worst of all, they run a school which is also illegal. These problems drive them out of the country but it does not stop here. Their mum escapes near death, they survive being separated from their parents in the two boats, they survive angry crews of smugglers on a boat, pirates and almost loosing their family. They have dreamed of going to Australia but the government would not let them in. I love the courageous attitude in Jamal as he strives to let his family survive. This is a great book by Gleitzman. Show more Show less
Great book for people wanting to know more about refugees and what life is like for them. Highly recommend it.
I liked how He originally had no Idea about Afganistan and now he wrote a full book about it.
it is funny and I like how it supported the migration to Australia unit that I'm working on at school
This book is filled with sadness, wonder and joy. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and certainly will again.
Really good book I love how it is kind of based on a true story. I listened to it and it was definitely a good book.