Review: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

There used to be a free desk in the class room and then Ahmet came.
He was a very serious, shy and quiet guy but Alexa and her friends Josie, Tom and Michael made him feel welcome.

They gave him fruits and also played with him. When they found out that he is a refugee from Syria, they wanted to know more about that. He told them that he escaped from war, but then he lost his family on the way and so he arrived with no parents in England. His new friends promised to help him finding his lost family. But they need the queen to help them. And they have to be quick, because England will close the border for refugees soon…

How did I like the book?
It feels like a true story. Alexa and her friends were very kind to Ahmet and helped him. Reading this book made me feel sad because things like that really happen. I hope there are people like Alexa and Co. helping young refugees. Also we all should be kind and welcoming to new kids in our classroom.

Rating: 10/10

I would recommend this book for children 8 years or older.

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