Where I Belong

“There are guns and bandits in this story. And supermodels. And there’s drought and starvation too. Are you wondering how they can all come together? Well, that’s how life is these days. Things don’t happen neatly in separate little places. We’re all caught by the great spider’s web of media that spans the world. That’s where this story is set. The world. It’s the story of Abdi and Khadija and Freya (that’s me) and what happened to us because of Somalia…”

A second-generation Somali refugee tells the unforgettable story of herself and her friends in this masterful novel from Carnegie Medal winner Gillian Cross; a tale of identity, change, secrets, and the struggle to find a place to really belong.

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    it was a fantastic book and the book it self is greatly written

    7 March 2014

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    Such an interesting book, and every page was excellently written. When I read it, i couldn’t put it down, and placing the book in the background of Somalia was the greatest touch.

    6 March 2014

  • I would like to read it the because the title gives me the storyline of the prince of Egypt [Moses]

    3 March 2014

  • ok book

    5 March 2013

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  • Awards

    Gillian Cross won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf in 1990, and the Nestle Smarties and Whitbread Prizes for The Great Elephant Chase in 1992.

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