Abbas Kazerooni The Boy with Two Lives

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The Boy with Two Lives

 
9781743366899: The Boy with Two Lives

When 10-year-old Abbas arrives in England to start a new life, little does he know that his troubles have only just begun...His cousin packs him off to boarding school, and infrequent phone calls are Abbas's only contact with his beloved mother in Iran.Things get even worse when his cousin threatens him with deportation and Abbas is forced to work through the night to repay his 'debt', finally ending up homeless and living on the streets.Abbas's extraordinary resilience in the face of overpowering odds makes this true story from the internationally bestselling author of On Two Feet and Wings inspiring and unforgettable.

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Abbas Kazerooni is a lawyer in California, USA. He is also a professional actor, writer and producer. Shows he has acted in include Sleuth on the London stage (lead role); the BBC's The Land of the Green Ginger (lead role); HBO's The Hamburg Cell; and the independent feature film Universal Senses. His memoir, On Two Feet and Wings, was his first book.

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Gr 8 Up—Kazerooni recounts his experience as a 10-year-old Iranian refugee beginning a new life at a British boarding school. Readers follow along as he adapts to being a new student: learning the English language, adjusting to British culture, and making friends. Unfortunately, he has a neglectful and abusive guardian who offers little support. During the holidays, Kazerooni is forced to work making sandwiches and live on his own in a small building. He finds relief only through infrequent calls to his mother and the kindness of his guardian's in-laws, who take him in during the holidays and provide him treats and money. When it is time to go to high school, Kazerooni wins a scholarship, but his guardian's neglect eventually leads to Kazerooni's homelessness at night even as he attends an elite school by day, forcing him to take care of himself, alone. Readers not familiar with Kazerooni's previous work may be lost at the beginning of the book, as there is no previous history presented. However, the narrative becomes more compelling as it details the highs and lows of the author's boarding school life and his eventual homelessness. He tells his story with candor, and his resourcefulness and resolve in a terrible situation are inspiring. VERDICT This fitting sequel to Kazerooni's previous memoir should appeal to high schoolers and young adults looking for an uplifting survival story.—Margaret Nunes, Gwinnett County Public Library, GA

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