An Act of Love

Author(s): Alan Gibbons

Young Adult Fiction

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.

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Crackling with tension, a timely real-life thriller which explores the consequences of the war on terror on two young lives, by prize-winning author, Alan Gibbons.

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: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan has recently embarked on a high-profile, nationwide campaign to champion libraries and librarianship and to reevaluate government commitment to educational spending. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.

General Fields

  • : 9781780620183
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's)
  • : November 2011
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Gibbons
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 304