Welcome to Nowhere

4.19 based on 46 ratings & 19 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 12.01.2017
ISBN: 9781509840496
Number of pages: 352

Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn't care about politics - all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm. But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up with some young political activists, everything changes . . .

Before long, bombs are falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry. Yet no matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them - until they have no other choice than to attempt the dangerous journey to escape their homeland altogether. But where do you go when you can't go home?

In the media

[H]umane and empathetic . . . Not only eye-opening, important and topica, but a vivid, emotionally involving, nail-biting read . . .an effective call to action.
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
[I]n bringing the fate of the victims of the Syrian conflict to life for young readers, both to inform and encourage sympathy and understanding, it is much to be admired.
Books for Keeps
[H]umane and empathetic . . . Not only eye-opening, important and topica, but a vivid, emotionally involving, nail-biting read . . .an effective call to action.
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week