An Act of Love (Paperback)
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Childhood friends Chris and Imran celebrate the Millenium as inseparable blood brothers, they are both seven years old. But by 2011 their lives have taken very different paths. One has joined the Army and served in Afghanistan, the other is a potential jihad recruit. They are no longer friends, and there are bitter wounds between them which remain unhealed. Will their childhood bond be strong enough to overcome an extremist plot?
In a highly-charged, honest and life affirming story, told in flashback from both Chris and Imran's viewpoint, Alan Gibbon's cleverly explores the very real issue of terrorism that affects everyone today.
About the Author
Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and has four grown up children. He travels globally and is known the length and breadth of the country for his high profile Campaign for the Book and school visits.
Visit his website at http://www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at http://alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mygibbo, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08.
A highly charged and life-affirming story ... cleverly explores both sides of an emotive and important issue—Liverpool Echo
This, for once, is a young adult novel genuinely meriting the description 'thought-provoking'.—School Librarian
The most powerful YA book that I have read this year ... beautifully written ... the sharpness of prose and utterly skillful storytelling should make this book a must-read for young men and women all across Britain—Catherine Johnson, Armadillo
A moving account of friendship broken and repaired by the complications of social justice, and has relevance beyond the specific story it tells—Books For Keeps
Grapples head-on with the problems of terror, race and religion—Carousel