War Kids by H.J. Lawson
I received this book directly from the author in return for an honest review.
This is a compelling tale of conflict, murder, chaos, and the survival of a group of courageous children who are trapped in the civil war in Syria who try to escape to Jordan. The book depicts a number of horrifying realities of events that take the reader on an unpredictable journey through its young characters that are literally forced to leave their childhood and turn in to soldiers themselves, however the children are still naive and unaware of the political and religious ramifications of their worlds that surrounds them.
There are several shifts in the narrative voice from different character viewpoints which adds to the strength of the dialogue. The dialogue itself was easy to follow and understandable which leaves me to conclude this is written by a very competent author.
H.J.Lawson successfully manages to combine a mixture of emotions such as anger, pity and an overwhelming sense of loss for the innocent victims of stolen youth.
This is a taunt thought provoking book that grips the reader from the very first page to the last.
I’d be interested in reading a sequel to this book and would definitely recommend it to my friends.