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Cormier, Robert
New York : Dell, 1991.
IL YA RL 7.3 .
ISBN 0440208351
This is a thrilling novel about victims. The newspapers talk about hijackings and we forget sometimes that there are real individual people involved in the hijacking. In this book we have time to think about Kate, the bus driver, who was taking her uncle's place driving 5-year-olds to camp. We have time to think about Miro, the young revolutionary, who knows no other way of life than to create scenes that the media will report on. He's been an orphan with hand to mouth existence. He's convinced that the cause -- the fate of the refugees -- is more important than any one life, including his won. Then there's Ben, the son of the General charged with expediting the hijack resolution. When Ben is used by his dad -- is his life worth anymore than Miro's?
SUBJECTS:     Terrorism -- Fiction
                        Fathers and sons -- Fiction


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