Out of Shadows
Reviewed by Sebastien Coates
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace is a great Bildungsroman book: he manages to convey what really goes on in parts of the world and show you how much suffering there actually is.
The book is about a boy called Robert Jacklin who is trying to fit in with a new race of people, in a different country, Zimbabwe. A devastating civil war had just finished and Mugabe has become leader. He finds himself starting to become more and more like his racist friends.
I really liked the book: it is really good at making you think.
stood you in front of a man, pressed the cold metal of a gun into your palm and
told you to squeeze the trigger, would you do it?”
“Are you sure?”
“Of course, sir. No ways!”
“What if I then told you we’d gone back in time and his name was Adolf Hitler? Would you do it then? Would you?”
However I believe that it is suitable for people of ages from 13+ as there is lots of violence and racism.