Sunday waited, as he had been told, as the lorry rumbled off the ferry. It slowed at the roundabout. He jumped down from the axle and walked casually away. As he had been told. He had no luggage, only his precious book, tucked inside his vest. He was giddy from eight hours bobbing across the North Sea.All he wanted was a country that was democratic and respectful of humanSunday waited, as he had been told, as the lorry rumbled off the ferry. It slowed at the roundabout. He jumped down from the axle and walked casually away. As he had been told. He had no luggage, only his precious book, tucked inside his vest. He was giddy from eight hours bobbing across the North Sea.All he wanted was a country that was democratic and respectful of human life. All Rosa wanted was somewhere safe. Away from the bad things of the past. With perhaps a garden, even very small, with good earth to grow things. What Sunday and Rosa got was Hawk Rise. Seventeen storeys of it. Condemned....
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A simplified story with a fairy tale nararration. I think it does not offer enough depth (information or detail) to be able to create the reader's empathy with refugees or asylum seekers.Additionally it references the Christian faith so often that it would be difficult to share this with a person from a different religious culture, or a younger child, as you would need to keep explaining the meaning.
Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. A beautiful story of those who fall through the cracks of the immigration social security system and the racism that they are often greeted with.Refugees, asylum seekers, disenfranchised
this was an okay read. not one of my favourite but I felt that the author dealt with a lot of issues very sensitvely.
Overall rating: 2.5 StarsHow I found this book: I was given it during a book club at my school.I wouldn't say this book is downright AWFUL. But for me, the pacing was too slow, with not enough to keep me gripped. It was certainly a struggle to read to the end without becoming disengaged.The main characters weren't developed enough for me to feel a real connection towards them, and although the subject matter was dealt with sensitively in Asylum, this wasn't a very enjoyable read.
Although it came together a bit more at the end I still struggled with the pace of this book. There just wasn't enough to grip me, especially in the descriptions. I have read much more powerful books of late which this just cannot compare to I feel more of this power was certainly needed to stop it feeling so watered down.Just an 'alright' book about family and friendship and the significance of this to refugees and immigrants.
A did not finish for me. The pace was too slow, the characters had little personality. Lila's actions or lack of frustrated me and I personally don't want to read a book where there is a psalm on nearly every page.
This was good, but just so depressing. I read to get away from how crap the world is, not to be reminded of the fact :/ Still, it's good that topics like this are dealt with in books for young people, especially as they might reach kids who have been fed hatred by their parents.
I can't remember ever reading this, so it must have been pretty forgettable. An okay read, but not very much character depth or heartbreak.
I..i ca..i could not finish reading the book! no matter how much i tried. i am disappointed. truly i am.