by Michael Morpurgo
This is a story told in three voices. Matt, his grandfather and Matt’s best friend Aman.
Aman’s story of his life in Afghanistan is awful. There is poverty and war and the struggle for survival. There is also the devotion of a stray dog, Aman names Shadow. There is life in England until Aman is snatched away and placed in Yarls Wood detention centre. There is so much in this book that you just need to read it to find out how wonderful it is.
Michael Morpurgo is a brilliant writer. Check out his site.
You can also take a look at an interview he did on why he wrote Shadow.