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This is a contemporary tale about two friends - one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an Eastern European country. The other, Ruby Tanya, is the daughter of a local man who's campaigning against asylum seekers in his community.
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A highly topical and absorbing thriller about tolerance and hate.
This is a contemporary tale about two friends: Asra, an asylum seeker from an eastern European country, and Ruby Tanya, the daughter of a local man who is campaigning against the presence of asylum seekers in his community.
In a dramatic explosion at the girls' school, a young teacher is killed. The asylum seekers at the local camp are blamed, and local people begin to argue that they should be deported. A branch of the National Front gets involved and demos are planned. Asra and her parents are due to be deported, but Asra runs away at the last minute and her parents have to leave without her. She hides in a nearby derelict building where she is helped by Ruby Tanya.
"From the Hardcover edition.About the Author:
Robert Swindells is the author of a number of bestselling titles, including the Carnegie Medal-winning Stone Cold. Abomination was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Children's Book Award.
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Book Description Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. Asra, an asylum seeker, and Ruby Tanya, the daughter of a local man who is campaigning against the asylum seekers, are best friends. The girls? friendship is threatened when a bomb kills a teacher at their school, for which the asylum seekers are blamed. About to be deported, Asra goes on the run with the help of Ruby. In hiding they discover a plot which has terrifying consequences for the whole community. Printed Pages: 224. Seller Inventory # 11512