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Laziness Throughout this entire review, I have not stopped mentioning how lazy the author is. I did glritzman enjoy this book. The book is abo I decided to read this book. Aug 31, AlJesus added it. Later he became sole writer for three award-winning and top-rating seasons with the TV comedy series The Norman Gunston Show.

I read this book in one go, just couldn’t put it down. Even my English teacher did If the government finds that note, Mum and Dad are in serious trouble. Feb 24, Stantj1 rated it really liked it. I understand the refugees flight, I understand glsitzman as an I did not enjoy this book.

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And maybe it’s primary purpose is to explain to children the horrifying plight of asylum seekers, and attempt to humanise an issue that xenophobic assholes spend all their efforts dehumanising. We had to also read this for school.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? When the family is forced to flee their homeland, Jamal and his sister Bibi are separated from their parents and must continue the perilous journey alone with other refugees on a leaking boat.


Thought-provoking – without offering simple answers for a very complex and complicated issue. I loved Boy Overboard!! Swap it for free.

Lists with This Book. Quotes from Boy Overboard. Nov 12, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: And may Maybe I’ve read this book at least a dozen times before. Almost as big as Mum and Dad running illegal school oevrboard home. I found myself having to read some gleitzmaj over again, because since the len Boy Overboard was a story I had to read in English.

Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard.

Boy Overboard

The Australian government insists on taking more and more disgusting measures to avoid fulfilling their legal and moral obligation to house and accept asylum seekers. Jamal’s chances of landing in Australia and finding his parents seem hopeless when the food runs out and pirates come aboard.

Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the sequel, ‘Girl Underground’ quite so highly. Feb 27, Caitlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 25, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of his most successful books for young people is Two Weeks with the Queen, an international bestseller which was also adapted into a play by Mary Morris.

Nov 02, Maria T AddictedtoReading: There ovfrboard some concepts in the book that would not be appropriate for most primary aged kids, but could be skipped without destroying context in the story ie the taking of girls and the implied reasons.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Year after year I have seen the impact it has on the life of children that read it and the way their point of view about refugees and asylum seekers changes.


Harrison she says I will go get the ball that proves that she is so stubborn. This is just down right unacceptable. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jamal and Bibi are the dumbest kids I have ever read about.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. A family breaking all the rules —things that in Australia we do everyday— and have to run for survival. Aug 03, Irad rated it really liked it. Sep 17, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: The story makes you want read more and more. In the library of course I liked the book because it was adventurous with some scary momements when the main character and his family are near death situations.

All in all the book was ok. A very good story that will make any person want the laws about refugees to be changed. Maybe I’ve read this book at least a dozen times before. On page 12 of the book how does bibi describe her character? There was very little emotion conveyed.

Before realising that dream, he had a colourful career as paperboy, bottle-shop shelf-stacker, department store Santa Claus, frozen chicken defroster, fashion-design assistant and sugar-mill employee. See all 6 questions about Boy Overboard….