Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday(HC)
Author: Natalie C. Anderson
When Abdi's family is kidnapped, he's forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier in the ruthless jihadi group Al Shabaab. To save the lives of those he loves and earn their freedom, Abdi agrees to be embedded as a spy within the jihadi group's ranks, sending dispatches on their plans to the Americans. But it's a dangerous role and if Abdi's duplicity is discovered, he will be killed. For weeks, Abdi trains with the jihadi group, witnessing atrocity after atrocity. But after being forced into a suicide bomber's vest, Abdi finally escapes to Sangui City, Kenya. Homeless and shell-shocked, Abdi is picked up for a petty theft, setting into motion a chain reaction that forces him to reckon with a past he's desperate to forget.
In this riveting, unflinching tale of sacrifice and hope, critically-acclaimed author Natalie C. Anderson delivers another tour-de-force that will leave readers at the edge of their seats.
- Publisher : Penguin Books; Reprint edition (January 14, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399547622
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399547621
- Reading age : 12 - 17 years
- Lexile measure : 650L
- Grade level : 7 - 9
- Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.96 x 8.25 inches