Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird

Recommended by Sherish Osman (@Sherish_o)

Form and genre: prose fiction

Length: 352 pages

Summary: Omar is a young boy who lives with his siblings and parents in Syria. War breaks out, and things change quite dramatically for them. They move around the country, facing many challenges.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Recommended for Year 7 or 8. Includes war, and so there are references to bombs, fighting, killing etc.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Important novel which highlights the reality that some children and families face when they are made to leave their homes and have no where to go.