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Netta and her parents desperately seek answers to Adam's disappearance. Could he have run away with a girl he met on-line? Was he abducted for ransom? Or, is it possible that Palestinian terrorism is to blame--revenge for his Israeli father's work?
When Netta makes a new and unlikely friend at school, an Arab boy named Laith, she begins addressing issues of prejudice--her classmates prejudice against foreign students, her own prejudice against Palestinians, and her family's growing suspicion that Palestinian hatred of Israelis is behind Adam's disappearance.
In this thoughtful and suspenseful book, Gloria Miklowitz explores issues of Middle Eastern relationships through the eyes of young people on both sides of the age-old conflict. The surprising conclusion to the novel will leave readers with a renewed understanding of other people's needs, fears, and beliefs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Number of Pages: 143
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 7.25 X 5.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
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phytzPennsylvaniaAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Average readApril 3, 2013phytzPennsylvaniaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3This book is moderately interesting. It doesn't keep you on the edge of your seat, but it is not boring. It does emphasize the conflict in the Middle East. It also points out that there is good and bad in every nationality.