Let's go swimming on doomsday
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Published:
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
458 pages ; 22 cm
Rating:
650L
Status:
Essex Young Adult Fiction
YA ANDERSON
Description
Forced to become a child soldier, a sixteen-year-old Somali refugee must confront his painful past in this haunting, thrilling tale of loss and redemption for fans of A Long Way Gone and What is the What When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier with the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. In order to save the lives of those he loves, and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the militia's ranks and to send dispatches on their plans to the Americans. The jihadists trust Abdi immediately because his older brother, Dahir, is already one of them, protégé to General Idris, aka the Butcher. If Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed. For weeks, Abdi trains with them, witnessing atrocity after atrocity, becoming a monster himself, wondering if he's even pretending anymore. He only escapes after he is forced into a suicide bomber's vest, which still leaves him stumps where two of his fingers used to be and his brother near death. Eventually, he finds himself on the streets of Sangui City, Kenya, stealing what he can find to get by, sleeping nights in empty alleyways, wondering what's become of the family that was stolen from him. But everything changes when Abdi's picked up for a petty theft, which sets into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's been trying to forget. In this riveting, unflinching tale of sacrifice and hope, critically-acclaimed author Natalie C. Anderson delivers another tour-de-force that will leave readers at the edge of their seats.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399547614, 0399547614
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 4.5, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
650

Notes

Description
"Forced to become a child soldier, sixteen-year-old Somali refugee Abdi, must confront his painful past"--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
650L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG+,4.5,15,500584.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Anderson, N. C. (2019). Let's go swimming on doomsday. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Natalie C.. 2019. Let's Go Swimming On Doomsday. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Natalie C., Let's Go Swimming On Doomsday. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Natalie C.. Let's Go Swimming On Doomsday. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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