The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

Little Town native Charlie Law knows the rules of living in Little Town; no fighting, no stealing and no going out after dark. Charlie lives by these rules, your don’t want to get on the wrong side of the Rascals and Regime that run Little Town. When Pav Duda, an Old Country refugee moves onto Charlie’s block, the rules starts to get broken. Then the bombs fall, and Old Country soldiers appear, and Little Town is changed forever.

This book is a very interesting and very current read.

Brian Conaghan has done a fantastic job on this book. He perfectly captured the terror and fear of conflict through the eyes of a fourteen year old boy,

The relationship between Charlie and Pav is so beautifully written and strengthened throughout the story. I havent come across a really great, believable friendship between teenage boys in a very long time, and Charlie and Pav’s friendship was a joy to read.

I found this book a bit slow at the start but as I got more invested in this story and these characters I realised that it was necessary to have this slow build up so the reader could get to know all the players and get invested in the story before chaos reigned.

As the pace accelerated, the story raced to its exciting conclusion.

I loved the end of this book, the last few chapters of this book were so beautifully written, I was completely hooked.

Brian Conaghan’s ability to bring a smile to your face whilst reading a book about war and political upheaval is truly a gift.

The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan is a fantastic book for Young Adult readers and Adult readers alike.

Dont miss out on this wonderful reading experience.

 

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