A Brighter Fear

A Brighter Fear

Kerry Drewery / Sep 24, 2019

A Brighter Fear An impossible love story set against the backdrop of the Iraq war A Brighter Fear will appeal to everyone who loved a gathering light This debut novel is the story of Lina a teenage girl from Baghda

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  • Author: Kerry Drewery
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  • An impossible love story set against the backdrop of the Iraq war, A Brighter Fear will appeal to everyone who loved a gathering light.This debut novel is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad, and it starts as the bombs fall in 2003 It is a love story for a country, and for a person too There is an object that is lost, but may yet be found again.We can t say mAn impossible love story set against the backdrop of the Iraq war, A Brighter Fear will appeal to everyone who loved a gathering light.This debut novel is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad, and it starts as the bombs fall in 2003 It is a love story for a country, and for a person too There is an object that is lost, but may yet be found again.We can t say much without giving away what happens in thisbeautiful, contemporary fairytale Suffice it to say that it will break your heart but then will put it back together again.A beautiful novel from a new literary star.

    A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery A Brighter Fear is the story of Lina, a bright, young girl, living in Baghdad under the reign of Al Qaeda Her mother, taken years before, is not around, and her father has to join them for a job, seeing as they are Christians Then, one day, her father is shot and killed whilst working as an interpreter. A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery on FREE shipping on qualifying offers This is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad It starts in , as the bombs begin to fall on the city. A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery brewerytapfp An impossible love story set against the backdrop of the Iraq war, A Brighter Fear will appeal to everyone who loved a gathering light.This debut novel is the story of Lina, a teenage girl from Baghdad, and it starts as the bombs fall in It is a love story for a country, and for a person too There is an object that is lost, but may yet be found again.We can t say mAn impossible love story A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery A Brighter Fear 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, LoveReadingKids This is a moving and ultimately uplifting story which provides teenagers with an insight into a brighter fear Download eBook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi Download a brighter fear or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format Click Download or Read Online button to get a brighter fear book now This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery pattiwest A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery Mar , A Brighter Fear An impossible love story set against the backdrop of the Iraq war A Brighter Fear will appeal to everyone who loved a gathering light This debut novel is the story of Lina a teenage girl from Baghda A Brighter Fear By Kerry Drewery battery conditioners A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery A Brighter Fear is the story of Lina, a bright, young girl, living in Baghdad under the reign of Al Qaeda Her mother, taken years before, is not around, and her father has to join them for a A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery A Brighter Fear is an impressive emotional story Lina is smart, she s brave and she is kind A brighter fear Book, WorldCat A brighter fear Kerry Drewery Knowing that the bombing of Baghdad is about to begin, Lina s father makes plans to protect her and to provide for her when things get better But even he cannot protect Lina and, when everything A Brighter Fear Kerry Drewery E book HarperCollins US 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 A Brighter Fear PDF Read by Kerry Drewery A Brighter Fear is not full of a warm heartbreaking tale of love and friendship We find Lina, a teenager living Baghdad during the war against the United States What has become of her country after Saddam Hussein s reign Beautifully written, there s a wonderful quality in the author s writing.

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      • Kerry Drewery

        Kerry lives in Lincolnshire between the countryside and the sea She has a first class honours degree in Professional Writing, has worked for BookStart, and been a finalist in a BBC Scriptwriting for children competition She s a proud member of Author Allsorts and The Prime Writers.Apart from the sensible stuff, Kerry likes to run, bike and swim, and has previously spent 12 hours running over the Humber Bridge again and again She also swims in lakes in winter in a bikini.Cell 7 Hot Key Books 2016 was longlisted for the Southern Schools Book Award, shortlisted for the CrimFest Best YA Award and was Spellbinding Book of the Year 2017 The sequel Day 7 came out June 2017, and the final in the trilogy Final 7 is out Spring 2018 A Brighter Fear was shortlisted for the Leeds Book AwardsA Dream of Lights was shortlisted for the Hampshire Independent Schools Books Award, awarded Highly Commended at the North East Teen Book Awards and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.She is also the co coordinator of the UKYA Extravaganza events with author Emma Pass which bring readers, authors and bloggers together to celebrate UKYA talent.


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    1. Baghdad 2003. Lina is living with her father, a university professor, and dreaming about becoming an architect. Her mother, a successful lawyer, has disappeared four years earlier, taken on her way home from work, never to be seen or heard from again. Rumors of war are getting louder by the minute, but Lina’s father refuses to leave Baghdad in case her mother returns. When the bombs begin to fall and foreign soldiers become a part of everyday life, one by one Lina’s dreams start crumbling ar [...]


    2. This book was simply wonderful. I was surprised how harrowing it was in parts - not in any way a criticism, just an observation - a no holds barred portrayal of Baghdad at the beginning of the Iraq war seen through the eyes of Christian teenager Lina. Her school years are drawing to an end, and she has dreams of university and becoming an architect - dreams that are now threatened by the world around her falling apart. The way the author draws the reader into Lina's world is quite exceptional. T [...]


    3. Lina lives in Baghdad. The city she loves is now being ruined by bombs. Lina is the daughter of a man and a woman who loved each other very much, but never had it easy. Lina's mother is missing. The secret police took her away and Lina doesn't know what happened to her afterwards. Lina has to get used to less freedom. She has to wear different clothes and getting an education like she planned is more complicated. She's smart, but that's not enough anymore. The lives of Lina's loved ones are unde [...]


    4. Like many authors of adult fiction I read only a few Young Adult novels a year. Yet how rewarding they can be: Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox was a tour de force of the imagination and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness evoked atmospheric elements of John Wyndham’s classic, The Chrysalids.A Brighter Fear is different again, the powerful tale of seventeen-year old Lina, a sensitive, intelligent teenager who craves a normal life; to go to university, to travel and become an architect. [...]


    5. A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review.Don’t let the beautiful cover fool you. A Brighter Fear is not full of a warm heartbreaking tale of love and friendship. We find Lina, a teenager living Baghdad during the war against the United States. What has become of her country after Saddam Hussein’s reign?Beautifully written, there’s a wonderful quality in the author’s writing. I think it’s all about simplicity and the emotions she portrayed. How does it feel t [...]


    6. 4.5*/5“Being alive is not luck. Being alive is a right.”I feel so much right now. I can’t believe I had the pleasure of not only seeing this book’s meaning and feeling it’s beauty, but being able to scout its weight with my eyes closed. In my blindfolded book challenge, I picked this and 3 other books and am slowly getting through them. This book had something about it that drew me towards it and made me want to read it first. Not only that, but I managed to bag myself a signed copy!!T [...]


    7. A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery is, I think, the first piece of British children's literature to directly address the war in Iraq. (Please do correct me if I'm wrong!). A while back on my blog I wrote about the necessity of children's literature addressing war here and would particularly reccommend Lydia Kokkola's Representing the Holocaust in Children's Literature to those who wish to learn more. A Brighter Fear is a groundbreaking book in many ways and one that's also very very curious. It's [...]


    8. Stars = spoilers start and end points.A Brighter Fear is the story of Lina, a bright, young girl, living in Baghdad under the reign of Al-Qaeda. Her mother, taken 3 years before, is not around, and her father has to join them for a job, seeing as they are Christians. **********Then, one day, her father is shot and killed whilst working as an interpreter. Lina goes to live with her Aunt Hana and Uncle Aziz, but she isn’t allowed to go to University any more, after there have been a series of bo [...]


    9. Should be required reading! Not sure why this is described as a love story. While there is the inkling of a maybe romance, it's not really the focus of the story. This story IS about Lina, a sixteen year old girl living in in Baghdad near the end of Saddam Hussein's reign. In fact, she experiences the fall of Baghdad. We meet Lina and her family right before that point. Her mother, kidnapped three years ago, remains missing. American soldiers are posted all over town and war feels inevitable. St [...]


    10. There is something so readable about Kerry Drewery's books. I have read this in one sitting today as every time I tried to put it down, I picked it right back up again, it's like every chapter has a cliff hanger so I have to just keep reading. It's a good job I had nothing pressing to do today!Again, this book is set in a time and place that I know of, but know so little about. We hear so much on the news about Iraq from a British/ American perspective and it's impact on us/ our soldiers so it i [...]


    11. This book is extremely painful to read, but definitely worthwhile -- especially if recent events in the Middle East (war, sectarian violence, Islamic State terrorism and the Syrian refugee crisis) have piqued your interest in the region. Set during the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, it certainly shows how violence and conflict and a vacuum of power never bring anything good to the civilian population. Rather than enjoying freedom and democracy -- as the Americans promised -- Baghdad becomes [...]


    12. This was an amazing book, from the first page and forever after, in the book, in my mind, my heart, and in the hearts of millions of others, still living every moment of their lives like this. Brave, heartfelt, moving, incredible. Just some of the words that come to mind as i think of A brighter fear, the title fits perfectly with the book and drewerys writing in second to none. Her words summon powerful imagery and emotions so fierce they burn holes in the page. The story of one girl striving t [...]


    13. This book is really intriguing and I think it would be a good choice for anyone interested in thinking about the Iraq war from an inside perspective or even as part of a course on the sociology of war. The writing is quite good at times and the story well paced. As I reached the end of the novel I found myself wondering what the point had been and if anything had really changed throughout the story, but having finished the book I think that's the point. Lina comes of age in the most uncertain se [...]


    14. A Brighter Fear is not an easy read, it’s a book you know will task you before you even turn the first page. It was sitting on my shelf for a while before I picked it up.Reading Lina’s story is like reading an autobiography – there is very little dialogue throughout the book instead we learn what is happening through Lina’s observations and thoughts. Thoughts, which at the beginning of the book she makes clear, she shouldn’t have. It makes the book very personal but also hard to read.T [...]


    15. I have owned this book for almost a month now but I have been putting off reading it simply because I was a bit worried about reading a book based solely on war. Not a fictional dystopian war but a real war that actually happened. I’m not a fan of history as a subject so therefore I don’t know much about the Iraq war but I didn’t need to.This book tells the story of a Christian in Iraq called Lina and how the war affects her.The story has no overall riding plot because it is a story about [...]


    16. A Brighter Fear is an exceptional book. Ostensibly it’s a young adult novel but it has resonance and relevance for adult readers too. It tells the moving tale of Lina, an Iraqi teenager whose life is blighted firstly by Saddam Hussein’s regime and then by the outbreak of war and the subsequent US occupation of her country. This story of love and oppression, fear and family doesn’t hold back on depicting the horrors of war, even though it can be harrowing at times. Sensitive, brave and powe [...]


    17. Baghdad 2005, narrated by seventeen year old Lina whose mother has been missing for four years.The americans are about to occupy the city,later they do.I enjoyed this book.It brought the dust, the dirt, the heat and the sheer desolation of a city at war very vividly to life. The fear and suspicion were present throughout. The relationship between Lina and Steve were very sensitively handled, one felt this could have blossomed into something deeper under different circumstances.Good read. I did h [...]


    18. 4,5 sterren. Nederlandse versie gelezen.Wat een pijnlijk verhaal. Het liefdesverhaal wat ik verwachte wordt totaal ondergesneeuwd door een verhaal over de oorlog in Irak en wat een meisje/jongedame daarin beleefd. Schrijnend pijnlijk de beschrijving van de gevangenissen in Irak en wat er met haar moeder gebeurd onder het regime van Sadam Hoesein. Mooi, maar ik heb het verhaal regelmatig weg moeten leggen. Ik kreeg het niet voor elkaar het in een keer te lezen.


    19. An insight into the lives of those who lived in Baghdad during the US occupation. Although harrowing and heartbreaking, this story could not be put down. The determination and will of the main character Lina was inspiring and real. The ending isn’t tidy and predictable – it’s made up of life saving choices that have to be made by a teenage girl in terrible circumstances – not a self serving love story.


    20. I loved reading about war and how people felt and what was happening with them for a change. Ive never read a book like this so it was very fascinating. Oval all I think the book had great storyline but was maybe not written the way i had expected. I also loved many of the characters and even though the end was the right way to resolve the conflict, just like lina, there was a part of me that wished the mother is alive and lina would escape.


    21. I love fiction books that are based at times of real events. This book had a lot of happenings that were completely unnecessary for example after she became friends with Layla again you though "Oh okay we're going to hear more of her now" and you didn't. There were also things that needed more of a build up and more afterword explanation. Other than that it was good It was nicely and things like flashbacks were used appropriately. The charecter's feelings were portrayed well.


    22. I could not say I enjoyed it. It was hard to read all the way through. It was gruesome, there were no lighter moments. It was enlightening though of how the ordinary people of Iraq felt about life under Saddam, the invasion and how it affected them, and how they tried to carry on a normal life despite the horrors.


    23. This is an excellent novel for young adults. An important story, very well told. The first page alone is gorgeous. It deals with crucial issues and yet has a compelling plot and realistic characters. Sad yet ultimately hopeful. Read it.



    24. Heartbreakingly beautiful! I cried, i smiled, i hoped and feared as Lina did. Think i need to take a day or so before i can read again.




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