By John Heffernan
“ It tells of the realities of war looking beneath the politics to the heart-breaking stories of the innocent. ”
This is a story with hope at its heart. It tells in an easy to read style of a boy whose family has been shattered by war in Afghanistan. Living in a single room hut with his mother and sister, Naveed is directed by his father's words and with an underlying conviction that things will get better.
Without being didactic, it tells of the realities of war looking beneath the politics to the heart-breaking stories of the innocent. There are many wonderful characters - all adding their own voice in small acts of defiance. It will connect with readers in Yrs7&8 and both inform and entertain. It is one of the Through My Eyesseries, edited by Lyn White that focus on contemporary war zones and features extensive teacher notes and support through UNICEF.
Reviewed by Mr P. Hillman (Head of Library)