What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. One has made the passage alive: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands, not of the officials, but of Vänna: a teenage girl, native to the island, who lives inside her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though she and the boy are complete strangers, she is determined to do whatever it takes to save him.
on the web
Looking for reviews, author bios, and discussion questions to stimulate conversation? We’ve compiled these for you!