An Act of Love

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

Review

As children, Chris and Imran were blood brothers. When racists riot in their neighbourhood, Imran’s brother Rafiq is jailed for chucking a petrol-bomb while Chris’s parents decide to move house. As the boys grow apart, Chris takes up boxing and joins the Army while Imran enrols in a radical sect. Years later, Chris is about to be decorated for bravery in Afghanistan when a text from Imran warns of a bomb. Is this a wind-up or the terrifying truth? The blood brothers finally realise that Imran’s mum spoke the truth when she said that Islam was an act of love, not anger.

A hard-hitting, contemporary novel exploring issues of religion, ethnicity, friendship, family, duty and democracy from two different perspectives.

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