Mud City

Mud City

Paperback - 2003
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Fourteen-year-old Shauzia dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France, but it is hard to reconcile that dream with the terrible conditions of the Afghan refugee camp where she lives. Making things worse is the camp's leader, Mrs. Weera, whose demands on Shauzia make her need to escape all the more urgent. Her decision to leave necessitates Shauzia dress like a boy, as her friend Parvana did, to earn money to buy passage out. But her journey becomes a struggle to survive as she's forced to beg and pick through garbage, eventually landing in jail. An apparent rescue by a well-meaning American family gives her hope again, but will it last? And where will she end up? Mud City is the final book in the acclaimed trilogy that includes The Breadwinner (a best-seller) and Parvana's Journey. It paints a devastating portrait of life in refugee camps, where so many children around the world are trapped, some for their whole lives. But it also tells movingly of these kids' resourcefulness and strength, which help them survive these unimaginable circumstances.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Book : Anansi Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780888995186
Characteristics: 164 pages :,map ;,19 cm.


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Jul 11, 2016

I really liked this book because of the conflicts that the main character went through. Although it was a good book, I think that the main character was a little too sassy and bossy, but I really like her dog.

Mar 13, 2015

Great conclusion to this great novel series. I found myself talking about it for a year or two after i read it. I was even referring to it a couple times. Great work from Deborah Ellis!

Sep 14, 2013

i can not wait to read it i am going to get it tomorow

Jan 09, 2013

the whole series was so good and awesome. my teacher first introduced me the book at school and she corrupted me!!!(which is a good thing) this book was so interesting and detailed i keep rereading it over and over! i really think you should read this awesome book.shauzia's life kept turning and she was so used to her ways she didn't know how to live modernly! i have to say is..... THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!

Aug 03, 2012

The book itself is all right, but my gosh Shauzia annoys me.

Jul 24, 2010

I really liked this book, but I was a bit sad it was all about Shauzia

Feb 28, 2010

Shauzia was one of my favourite characters in the first book and now a book all about her life.

samdog123 Mar 30, 2008

The third book in the trilogy by Ellis concerning child war survivors in afghanistan... the first two are The Breadwinner and Parvana's Journey. This is another winner by Deborah Ellis...suitable for tweens.

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