A Brighter Fear

A Brighter Fear

3.89 (137 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days


When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 7-10 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

A beautiful love story and contemporary fairytale set against the backdrop of the Iraq war, this stunning and moving novel will break your heart, only to put it back together again...


This is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad. It starts in 2003, as the bombs begin to fall on the city.


In it, Lina fights to survive, to find a life for herself amid the chaos of war, to find what happened to her mother in the years before the war, when she was taken away by the secret police. She also falls in love, with the one person she should never have fallen in love with.


It is many things. It is a love story, both for a country and for a person. It is about an amazing girl, growing up in the worst circumstances imaginable. It contains a necklace, that was lost but might still be found. And that is all we can say, without ruining this extraordinary and beautiful modern fairy tale...
show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 200g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0007446578
  • 9780007446575
  • 745,988

Review quote

"Debut novelist Kerry Drewery skilfully and sensitively brings the devastating effect of the war on ordinary citizens vividly to life in this tragic, touching and romantic story set in Iraq." - Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids


"This is a moving and ultimately uplifting story which provides teenagers with an insight into the human tragedies behind the headlines. Recommended reading." - Families South West
show more

About Kerry Drewery

Kerry Drewery lives in Lincolnshire. Active in Bookstart and the winner of a BBC writing prize, she was inspired to research and write about Iraq by the questions of her own children about the war.
show more

Rating details

137 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 30% (41)
4 39% (54)
3 23% (32)
2 4% (6)
1 3% (4)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X