Boy overboard is an adventurous story full of hope and determination about a young refugee; Jamal, with one huge dream to one day play soccer for Australia. If you want to read one of these type books about Refugees, wars or history i think you should read Boy overboard. It seemed like such a wonderful plot. That would never happen in a real life situation! By reading this book and analysing it in year I was able to have a much greater understanding and I really recommend the read! The story line was a very deatiled journey of a boy and his family becoming a refugee from Afganistan to Australia, making me think what a lucky country I have to live in. A story of hope, ball control, and an incredible journey.

No trivia or quizzes yet. They were obsessed – we flew through this and there were so many incredible discussions that arose from it! I found the book to be interesting and sad. It was about two sibling Jamal and Bibi and there amazing journey to australia. So this is what happened jamal,bibi,rashida and omar were kicking a ball about and then the a pirate tried to kick the football but then jamal snached the football away from the pirate and then the pirate kicked him so hard that i think he broke his hip. Boy overboard is a really good book.

All I can say is, we are pretty lucky!

I recommend the most for anyone over the age of Its really easy to read and understand, and it keeps you in company when you are bored!

He has a passion for soccer and wishes to play professionally, as does his younger sister Bibi. She is really kind and generous to her new friends that she mets of the boyy.

Feb 27, Caitlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: But Jamal and Bibby get separated from their parent when going on to the boat, overboarrd have to make the tough journey on the own. Over all great book!! An educational read for my children Told from the perspective of a young boy, this story gave my children a great insight into the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.


Quotes from Boy Overboard. I found myself having to read some sentences over again, because since the len Boy Overboard was a story I had to read in English. It is a must read and an eye opener to a life beyond Geelong.

If you are going to write a story about refugees then do a little bit of research. So they had to try to move to australia. For some reason every time he mentioned this, it just made me sad.

Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman

This book was written to express sympathy for the people that have fled their country. Jamal, Bibi, Mohammed and Glleitzman all get on a boat to travel to australia as the government has discovered the secret grils school that fatima and mohammed have been running so they are running away from afghanistan.

However, the writing style just ruined it all. Because in the book there was a man that acted good but later in the story the man betrays the boy and his family. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book reminds me of Once and Then also written by Morris Moreis. If you are one that loves reading about difficulties and moreis then this book is the one start reading its a great book.

They were obsessed – we flew through this and there were so many incredible discussions that arose from it! In a stressful situation trying to leave the country they accidentally split up from their parents getting on a different boat and floating out into the ocean.

Truthfully, I loved the idea of the story. The book showed a completely different side of what we se and it gave it from their point of view.


It was morrs interesting and sad to know whats happening in other countries. They pay no attention to logic and I have found kindergarten children who are smarter than they are.

Boy Overboard

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One you finished get a different book And that is how you read the book Done. I read it in an hour. After reading this book i truly understood what it would be like to refugees.

If the government finds that note, Mum and Dad are in serious trouble. I give this book a well deserved gleifzman stars out of My favourite character was Jamal because I think he handled everything well and he was nice to his movoe.

Great read If you could sum up Boy Overboard in three words, what would they be? Some bits of the book was funny and other were sad but it made me keep wanting to read more and more. Definitely holding onto it so I can pass it on to the younger people in my family.

They must first survive their amazing journey there with there new found friends.

I read this as my Grade 7 boy had to read it for English so to help him with his assignment I thought the best way would be for me overobard read the book.

The book is about Jamel who wants his family to be safe since his mum and dad are on the run.

The virsion I read was one layed out in a play scripture form.

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