Benny and Omar by Eoin Colfer

Entertaining and surprisingly serious young adult fiction about an Irish boy whose family moves to Tunisia. The Irish slang is pretty heavy and sometimes had me reading things twice (I had to look up hurling on wikipedia; it's an Irish sport featuring a ball called a sliotar, pronounced “slither.”) But I liked it. Also, it have some heavy subject matter for young kids (Omar is an orphaned Tunisian whose family history is pretty crazy, among other things).


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