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13 Hours

by Narinder Dhami

Are all their worst nightmares coming true for 12 year-old Anni Rai and her disabled mother in this frighteningly credible story covering just '13 Hours'? I picked the book up, presumably misfiled, in the adult section of the library and am really pleased that I did. I found it a great read and will be recommending it to all my reading friends over the age of 10.

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Inside Mum's room the two of us collapse onto the sofa and hold each close. A memory flashes into my head of Mum hugging me after a fall when I was a toddler - now things have reversed: I'm the grown-up and she's a child seeking comfort. But I'm also drawing strength from the feel of my mum.... We need each other to get through this.

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