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By publishing your document, the content will be optimally indexed by Google via AI and sorted into the right category for over 500 million ePaper readers on YUMPU. Based on true events that occurred in 2008 this gripping novel will keep you awake till you finish it. This was another 2 hour book that I couldn't put down. Definitely one of the best books I read in 2011.


This grittily provocative debut explores the horrors of self-harm and the healing power of artistic expression. LoveReading4Kids exists because books change lives, and buying books through LoveReading4Kids means you get to change the lives of future generations, with 25% of the cover price donated to schools in need. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Starred Review. A harrowing tale of modern Zimbabwe... gripping, suspenseful and deeply compassionate. Williams, a renowned dramatist, gives readers compelling characters and, in simple language, delivers a complicated story rooted - sadly and upliftingly - in very real events." - Kirkus Lccn 2010043460 Neverindex true Ocr_converted abbyy-to-hocr 1.1.20 Ocr_module_version 0.0.17 Openlibrary_edition As others have said, it all depends on the characterization of time you are aiming for. "Time's slipping by", "Time's rushing past me", "Time is racing"...The whole thing is extremely powerful and it wrings every possible emotion out of its readers. The football is as exhilarating to read about as it is for Deo to play. Innocent's "innocent" conversation is often laugh-out-loud funny. Some of the scenes in Zimbabwe involving the soldiers are horrifying. Sometimes, tears come at the sheer sadness of it all and at the courage of two little boys. And sometimes, the weight of the awfulness sits like a stone in your heart. But the book is truthful, not hopeless. It ends on an up note and with the positive message that we're all brothers and sisters, no matter where we come from. Quite right, too. Now is the Time for Running follows Deo and Innocent as they try to make their way to the relative safety of South Africa, where they think their father is currently living and working. It is a perilous journey and it is difficult to know who to trust. Deo is an engaging and sympathetic narrator and you will want to know that he and Innocent arrive safely, but safety is a rare commodity. Many middle or high school language arts lessons could be taught from this novel such as: characters (p. 77 Mai Maria), description (p. 105 moving across the park), similes (everywhere in the book: p. 47 and more) , sentence fluency (p. 158 short brief sentences with longer), repeating line "operation..." (p. 101, p. 102, etc), metaphor in a name (Innocent) and much more. of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams

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Buy from our bookstore and 25% of the cover price will be given to a school of your choice to buy more books. *15% of eBooks. Home > The profound things that these boys went through shaped them into strong and successful people. This novel is a perfect portrayal of things that are happening in first world countries, and really opened my eyes. Deo was left alone with his disabled brother, and had to conceal his own pain and trauma to protect him. This shows what a mature person Deo is, and how living a petrifying life can really impact someone. Then again, there are many issues. Though exciting, the plot is very loose, leaving a lot of plot holes open. The writing was one of the dullest I've ever read, using the simplest sentences possible. And the characters were so irritatingly flat. The entire book, Deo was only about protecting Innocent and at some points that felt like his singular character trait. Which was VERY annoying. Deo lives in Gutu, Zimbabwe. He spends his spare time playing soccer with a ball his grandfather made for him.

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urn:lcp:nowistimeforrunn00will:epub:6ec7d21f-5439-46b4-a5a1-f9aca517094b Foldoutcount 0 Identifier nowistimeforrunn00will Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t2x39th38 Invoice 11 Isbn 9780316077903 Now is the Time for Running has a three-part structure. Act I shows the horrors of the Zimbabwean regime and sees Deo and Innocent flee to South Africa. Act II covers the reception refugees are given in a country with problems of its own. Act III is all about healing and paths forward. And the whole thing, rather beautifully, begins and ends with football - if there is one thing that connects boys in almost every country and can break down barriers, football is it.The triumph of human endeavour against a harrowing landscape... A gripping, powerful tale that will more than touch your soul. Quite simply, this story needs to be read. Jason Wallace, multi-award-winning author of 'Out of Shadows' Starred Review. There is plenty of material to captivate readers ... But it's the tender relationship between Deo and Innocent, along with some heartbreaking twists of fate, that will endure in readers' minds." - Publishers Weekly Growing up in Arizona I was reminded much as I read this novel of how immigrants are sometimes treated and thought of here in the US. My emotions moved from absolute disgust, pain, hurt to joy and peace. Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing - I must admit, this book definitely had the feel of assigned reading. The way there are many plot holes left open so the reader can interpret what happens, the way the characters are so very flat and how the story focuses mainly on the issues it's portraying really makes it seem like a 'school' book. Though this isn't the worst book I've read for school, it also wasn't the most interesting and I definitely didn't enjoy the millions of comprehensions and activities we had to do while we were reading it.

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