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.
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By Cheyenne, Nicola, Nicole and Ellen.