I feel so apathetic I just wish the damn book to end. Told from the perspective of a young boy, this story gave my children a great insight into the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. The saddest bit is when there in the middle of a football match they find out that the other boat sank and the find out that there in a detention center. I think that they are a very strong family. Jamal and Bibi have a dream: The virsion I read was one layed out in a play scripture form. This was a great story for my class novel read. Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children’s novel in

Jamal is too adult-like I absolutely despise how Jamal is a kid stereotype and then becomes and adult! I think boy over board is a great book because it is very meaningful and touching. That would never happen in a real life situation! My favourite character was Jamal because I think he handled everything well and he was nice to his sister. Morris is well known to many people through his semi-autobiographical columns in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald magazine, Good Weekend, which he wrote for nine years. One thing that was interesting is that in this one part in the book.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. I read it lst year at school.

It is OK, but takes a long while to get going, with my class losing interest before getting to the good bits. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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Gelitzman think the reason why I really liked it was because it is about a typical Afghanistan family, who face the everyday struggle of staying alive, something we here, in Australia, take for granted. He’s trying to be dramatic and emotional, and possibly impressed himself with his writings.


I would recommend this book to all ages. What interested me is that he wanted to play soccer for Australia even though Australia is not that good at soccer.

She continuously sticks up for her brother and what she believes is right. His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia’s most successful authors, both internationally gleihzman at home.

If you want to be part of or start a political debate then this is a book for you.

I think the book is very interesting, and this is an unbelievable story how ovrrboard did it, and survived after all tribulations. Meeting a friend who saves their lives by selling her dads watch in order for them to continue on this journey. If we need to know about refugees, please choose a better book or nobody will give a damn on what the book is discussing.

Their is more interesting parts in the story but you have to read this book for yourself and find out. Boy Overboard is a great book and I highly recommend that you read it.

The family disagree with the taliban, the parents are caught for illegally working and face the challenge of having to move to Australia, hopefully to start a new life of freedom and happiness. It was extremely sad and it is a real eye opener toward people who not only have been through a similar situation but people glsitzman are going through this.

Bibi was my favourite character because she is sooooooo feisty, brave and a little bit stubborn! My favourite part of the book was when Bibi stood on the landmine.


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What this book is really about is the life of refugees. Every child and adult should read it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Even my English teacher did Jamal, his sister Bibi and their parents are on a mission to get to Auatralia but along the way they realise all they need is each other.

But damn, this book definitely made me cry. I chose this book because the overbkard looks very interesting, and unbelievable how people can escape from extremism government, and after that stay alive, and live in a safe place from the extremist government.

Muhummed decides that they need to leave Afghanistan because it the best for the family. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Boy Overboard

In the book Boy Overboard we are told about two children, boy and girl who want to lead Afghanistan to win the football world cup, the government in Afghanistan does not allow to girls to play football: The book is just an all round great book.

Boy overboard is an awesome book! They begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia to seek refuge. Almost as big as Mum and Dad running illegal school at home. If you are one that loves reading about difficulties and fears then this book is the one start reading its a great book.