A House Without Walls by Elizabeth Laird

A House With Walls - book cover

Thirteen year-old Safiya and her family have been driven out of Syria by civil war. Safiya knows how lucky she is - lucky not to be living in a refugee, lucky to be alive. But it’s hard to feel grateful when forced to look after her father and brother rather than go back to school, and now that she’s lost her home, she’s lonelier than ever.

Safiya is an honest character, following her journey as she learns to cook and cope with the cold, damp living conditions but identifiable and having hopes and dreams of every thirteen year-old girl.

A moving story with poignant messages about life as a refugee. A must-read!

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