Odd Child Out

Odd Child Out

A Novel

Book - 2017
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How well do you know the people you love...'

Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened.

Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. Noah is British. Abdi is a Somali refugee. And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol. Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth. Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.

Because the truth hurts.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062697837
Branch Call Number: FIC Macmi
Characteristics: 404, 12 pages


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Jan 04, 2018

This is a good book the characters are strong and the story line is interesting. The friendship of two young boys one an immigrant from Somalia and the other is a citizen in the UK . They form a bond over chess, studies things they enjoy doing together. Noah has cancer and is in and out of hospital for treatments and has been for over half his life and all he really wants is to be a normal kid and make friends. The book tells the story of this friendship between Noah and Abdi, the ups and downs and the demands of both boys. Good Read!!

multcolib_susannel Dec 04, 2017

Two fourteen-year old boys sneak out at night but in the morning, one boy is in ICU and the other refuses to speak.

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