The Road Of Bones
Written by Anne Fine
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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Prize 2007. An epic story of survival that raises important questions about totalitarian governments and the imposition of social change. For years Yuri has watched the devastating effect of oppression on his own life and on those around him. Things come to a head when he complains about safety at work following an accident in which his friends die. To avoid arrest, Yuri goes on the run. On his flight through the countryside he witnesses the despair of all; speaking out again, he is arrested and transported to a labour camp where he develops the hard hearted skills of survival.
The Road Of Bones by Anne Fine
Before I was even seven, I swear I could spell ‘The Glorious Revolution’… ‘Glorious Lie, more like,’ is what Yuri’s grandmother calls it. Everyone believes what they’re told and everyone knows who to cheer for, now that the Czar has gone. But people still vanish sometimes.No one sees anything, or hears anything. And no one ever comes back. Yuri knows this. But he never dreams that he too could be considered an ‘enemy of the state’ simply for letting drop a few careless words. Now he’s taking his first steps on a road to despair, to a virtual death-sentence - a nightmare journey up north to a camp amidst the frozen wastes. What, or who, can he possibly believe in now? Can he even survive? And is escape possible...?
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