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ISBN: 0007446578
Author: Kerry Drewery
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; UK ed. edition (June 1, 2012)
Pages: 320
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 568
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A Brighter Fear is an impressive emotional story. Lina is smart, she's brave and she is kind. Kerry Drewery's writing flows easily and I loved the message she has for her readers

A Brighter Fear is an impressive emotional story. It was heartbreaking to read about the devastating effects of war and that often brought tears to my eyes. Kerry Drewery's writing flows easily and I loved the message she has for her readers. Love is the most important thing there is. It's what will never cease to exist, even when there's fighting and when there are bombs, it still remains the most valuable thing in people's lives. This strong basic idea is what makes A Brither Fear so special. It's an amazing story with a beautiful surprising ending.

And I wished for the chance to meet properly again, where we could pretend he wasn’t a soldier, where we could be ourselves, and my head dreamed of scenarios where impossible things do happen.

And I wished for the chance to meet properly again, where we could pretend he wasn’t a soldier, where we could be ourselves, and my head dreamed of scenarios where impossible things do happen me ticked on. The weeks and months disappearing behind me. My life disappearing while I waited; to see Steve, to decide if I should leave Iraq, to find the courage to go. But the question of Mama never left my head and when I thought about leaving, I felt heavy with guilt. I should wait for her. I should never give up on her. Never.

A beautiful love story and contemporary fairytale set against the backdrop of the Iraq war, this stunning and moving novel will break your heart, only to put it back together again.

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by Kerry Drewery Debut novelist Kerry Drewery skilfully and sensitively brings the devastating effect of the war on ordinary citizens vividly to life in this tragic, touching and romantic story.

Debut novelist Kerry Drewery skilfully and sensitively brings the devastating effect of the war on ordinary citizens vividly to life in this tragic, touching and romantic story set in Iraq. This is a moving and ultimately uplifting story which provides teenagers with an insight into the human tragedies behind the headlines.

Authors : Drewery, Kerry. Title : A Brighter Fear. Good A copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery (Paperback, 2012). Brand new: lowest price.

This is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad. It starts in 2003, as the bombs begin to fall on the city. Lina fights to survive and manages to find a life for herself amid the chaos of war. She is determined to find what happened to her mother in the years before the war, when she was taken away by the secret police.

Comments:

Biaemi
Not sure why this is described as a love story. While there is the inkling of a maybe romance, it's not really the focus of the story. This story IS about Lina, a sixteen year old girl living in in Baghdad near the end of Saddam Hussein's reign. In fact, she experiences the fall of Baghdad. We meet Lina and her family right before that point. Her mother, kidnapped three years ago, remains missing. American soldiers are posted all over town and war feels inevitable. Still, Lina desperately wants to maintain a normal teen life -- school, friends, flirtations, the whole bit.

Over time Lina becomes very frustrated with the shift in the feel of her town. The new government promises liberation. This "liberation" shows itself in women being kidnapped, raped, sometimes killed, their freedoms removed. Women try to find a modicum of protection by going back to wearing hijabs and abayas (full body covering) full time. For Lina, there is added pressure because her family is Christian so her Islamic friends are now terrified to associate with her or her family, fearful that they will be captured as presumed enemies of the new regime. Due to political and cultural tensions, kidnappings and such, Lina watches her class size diminish over time. She fears the day when they might come for her, but she doesn't want to let go of her educational opportunities and refuses to hide in terror.

I was surprised to find that this is considered a YA novel. There's some seriously hardcore stuff in here that made me audibly gasp and cringe as I was reading, mainly the descriptions of the innocent women, taken as prisoners of war, being violently beaten, raped, electrocuted, only given enough food and water to barely keep them alive until they would finally succumb to death. That being said, I think this book is a must read, at least once, for anyone and everyone, but especially Americans. Our news programs tend to sell us on the idea that our government is always right and just in their decisions to interfere with other countries. There's also a disturbingly high level of xenophobia in this country -- particularly towards anyone of Middle Eastern heritage and this book is just one of many that will powerfully show you how immature that mindset is. This book shows that, regardless of where we come from, we are all people, we all have families we care about. I really appreciated how this little novel looks at both sides of the war, the good and the bad.

Drewery's writing style is so stunning to boot. One of my favorite reads this year.
Thabel
Lina lives in Baghdad. The city she loves is now being ruined by bombs. Lina is the daughter of a man and a woman who loved each other very much, but never had it easy. Lina's mother is missing. The secret police took her away and Lina doesn't know what happened to her afterwards. Lina has to get used to less freedom. She has to wear different clothes and getting an education like she planned is more complicated. She's smart, but that's not enough anymore. The lives of Lina's loved ones are under constant threat and that's taking its toll.

Lina's mother had a very special necklace, the symbol of love between her and Lina's father. Because of not knowing moving on is hard and Lina and her father stay in a country where it's dangerous for them to be. War won't last forever though, so there's also still hope, will Lina be able to survive this scary time? Will she find out more about the whereabouts and destiny of her mother? She has some very difficult choices to make. What will happen to Lina in these uncertain times of war?

A Brighter Fear is an impressive emotional story. Lina is smart, she's brave and she is kind. It was heartbreaking to read about the devastating effects of war and that often brought tears to my eyes. Lina is daring, she wants to live even if it means doing things that scare her. I loved that about her. The war brings insecurities, new rules and shocking news, but Lina is still a regular young girl and she doesn't let herself be ruled by fear. She has the same wishes she always had. She dreams of university and she wants to fall in love. She's resilient and makes the best of every situation. I admired her courage and think she's an amazing main character.

Kerry Drewery's writing flows easily and I loved the message she has for her readers. Love is the most important thing there is. It's what will never cease to exist, even when there's fighting and when there are bombs, it still remains the most valuable thing in people's lives. This strong basic idea is what makes A Brither Fear so special. It's an amazing story with a beautiful surprising ending. I loved Lina and am glad I had the chance to read about such a memorable main character.

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