Sunday, July 29, 2007

Kick Off: Boy Overboard

Boy Overboard is about a boy Jamal and his younger sister Bibi. They live in Afghanistan, where females have few or no rights. Throughout this book, we discover the challenging lives of present-day refugees.

Jamal lives in a small village located near a dangerous desert of land mines and tanks. Everyday the eleven year old boy faces risky challenges and consequences such as protecting his stubborn and independent younger sister Bibi and worrying about his family and what will happen in the near future.

The lives of these young people are quite different from ours. As we read, it really makes us think about our own lives and how lucky we are. We also think about how the laws in our country are so different to the laws in other countries.

We hope you enjoy reading our blog and comment on our posts.

By Cheyenne, Nicola, Nicole and Ellen.


Gail said...

This is a very interesting read. I think that we are going to have a lot of discussion about how different life is for some children and how lucky we really are. I look forward to following your thoughts and commnets.

Jess said...

Great start to this blog guys!
Can't wait to read more of the book!! Good summary as well!