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The Wall - William Sutcliffe
The Wall
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Joshua lives with his mother and step-father in Amarias, an isolated town, where all the houses are brand new. Amarias is surrounded by a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that the Wall is the only thing... show more
Joshua lives with his mother and step-father in Amarias, an isolated town, where all the houses are brand new. Amarias is surrounded by a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that the Wall is the only thing keeping his people safe from a brutal and unforgiving enemy.One day, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel that leads underneath the Wall. The chance to catch a glimpse of life on the other side of The Wall is too tempting to resist. He's heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds . . .Set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel's West bank, this deeply affecting parable of a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world lingers long after completion.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780802734921 (0802734928)
ASIN: 802734928
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it
5.0 Very powerful.
I was hugely impressed by this well balanced book, aimed at Young Adults, and with a hard hitting message. In my opinion, it managed to show both sides of the Israeli, Palestinian situation, how each fears the other and suffers as a result. (Although it never actually mentions these countries by nam...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0
Though described by the subtitle as a fable, this novel is clearly about the West Bank and the violent conflict Israeli settlements have brought to that region. Readers unfamiliar with the real-life Palestinian-Israeli conflict upon which the story is based are likely to take it for dystopian fictio...
Great Imaginations
Great Imaginations rated it
4.0 The Wall
The Wall is an unusual book. Unusual in that is presented as a dystopian, and it is, but it also mirrors the Israeli/Palestian conflict and is loaded with a lot of realism and symbolism that makes it one interesting book. Basically, there are two sides. One on one side of the wall there are people f...
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