the Other Side of Truthby Beverly Naidoo
272 pages, General Fiction
Reviewed by LLizzieG
A thought provoking read.
PlotSade’s father is a bold journalist speaking against the corrupt Nigerian government, and there are many people who want him silenced. After their mother is murdered, Sade and her brother, Femi, are smuggled to Britain - but nothing goes as planned. Sade finds herself struggling to make the right choices in a new country. Will she ever see Papa again?
MoralitySade's father insists on standing up for the truth no matter the consequences. School bullies force Sade to steal from a convenience store, which later haunts Sade until she confesses.
ViolenceNear the beginning of the book, Sade's mother is shot by people hoping to silence her father.
Drug and Alcohol ContentAt one point the children briefly see drunk men in the streets.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentNone.
ConclusionI enjoyed this book and was impressed by it. While not a Christian story, it promoted good values and gave me a greater appreciation for the price some people pay for speaking the truth. I also appreciated reading a story that was mature enough for more advanced readers but didn't have any trashy content.
|Written for Age:||11-12|
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