Book Review: The Boy At the Back of the Class

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The Boy At the Back of the Class is a book, written by Onjali Q. Raúf in 2018.

Onjali Q. Raúf

Onjali Q. Raúf

Onjali Q. Raúf is the founder of Making Herstory which is a a group focused on protecting men, women, and children from abuse and trafficking in the UK and beyond. In her spare time she delivers emergency aid for refugee families living in Calais and Dunkirk. Her first novel, The Boy at the Back of the Class, won the Waterstone’s Children’s Prize and The Blue Peter Award.

Plot Of The Book

The story is from the perspective of school children from the same class. A new boy starts at their school that seems mysterious and very different. He does not even speak English. A group of kids from his class go on an epic journey to reunite him with his family. It will teach you about kindness, empathy, prejudice, and the importance of helping others that are in need.

There was an empty seat at the back of our class. But now it’s taken by a new kid named Ahmet. He is 9, just like me, but he is really weird. He never talks, never laughs and he doesn’t like the lemon flavored candies, my favorites! But now I know the truth. Ahmet is not weird at all. He is a refugee from Syria. He and his family left from a war for a better life. As much as I learned from his story, the more I want to help him. My friends are going to help him too. We all have made a plan…


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