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Gill Lewis's Top Book Recommendations

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One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs or weapons, don't cheat, don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone at the border of Pakistan to fend for himself.

In a book that takes a true story and shapes it into a beautiful piece of fiction, Italian novelist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he finally managed to claim political asylum aged fifteen. His ordeal took him through Iran,...
Recommended by Gill Lewis, and 1 others.

Gill LewisThis book makes you think about the enormity of the decision to leave home. And how will you ever create a new home. It is also a very readable book. (Source)

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After Tomorrow

What if you woke up tomorrow and everything had changed?

Money is worthless.

Your friends are gone.

Armed robbers roam the streets.

No one is safe.

For Matt and his little brother, Taco, that nightmare is a reality. Their only hope of survival is to escape through the Channel Tunnel. But danger waits on the other side...

Stay or go. What would you do?
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Gill LewisIt’s a poignant book and, while terrifying, is full of hope and some great characters. (Source)

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Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack... and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.

Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature...
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Gill LewisA very stark, grim book that pulls no punches. (Source)

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The Arrival

In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving home to build a better future for his family.

Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can't communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character's isolation, he also shares his ultimate...
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Gill LewisIt is one of those books that grows and grows in your mind. It stays with you long after you’ve read the last page. (Source)

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Small Finds a Home

When Small comes to live with the Tribe there aren't enough beds to go around. But Emily has an idea! This books includes instructions for stick weaving.
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Gill LewisThis is a simple story about kindness – a gentle book full of cheeky fun. (Source)

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