Whenyear old Abbas arrives in England to start a new life, little does he know that his troubles have only just begun His cousin packs him off to boarding school, and infrequent phone calls are Abbas s only contact with his beloved mother in Iran Things get even worse when his cousin threatens him with deportation and Abbas is forced to work through the night to repay his debt , finally ending up homeless and living on the streets Abbas s extraordinary resilience in the face of overpowering odds makes this true story from the internationally bestselling author of On Two Feet and Wings inspiring and unforgettable

11 thoughts on “The Boy with Two Lives

  1. E.A. Larkum E.A. Larkum says:

    This is an amazing story of bravery, resilience and determination.Following on from On Two Feet and Wings , the second installment of Abbas s childhood memoirs follows his quest to find a home and place of security, but brings even heartbreak than his first book.

  2. andy g andy g says:

    What a story From someone named in the book I only wish we had all seen the signs earlier and helped A lesson for all A book that tells the story of real determination, and both sides of human nature The author is one in a million.

  3. anonymous anonymous says:

    I am 13 years old and my mother suggested this book to me It is a bit violent at some parts but is an over all good book which one you ve started to read it, you can t put it down.

  4. Nix Nix says:

    A great story of resilience and the importance of self deyermination

  5. CDAN CDAN says:

    An incredible true story of inspiring resilience against huge adversity I couldn t put it down and was in tears for most of it.

  6. Christine Daniell Christine Daniell says:

    Abbas second book is just as engrossing a read as his first I couldn t put it down It is humbling for those of us who have been brought up in a warm and comfortable home and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in such a young boy I hope there is another book in the making to continue the story of this remarkable young man.

  7. mysteries-detectives.co Customer mysteries-detectives.co Customer says:

    This has been a very emotional and dark read I cried multiple times as Abbas Kazerooni shared the highs and lows in his younger years I thank him for writing both this and On Two Feet and Wings I would recommend them as required reading in all schools as both are valuable sources to start discussions in topics deserving attention and encourage perseverance There s a lot to take away from this survival story.

  8. Emily Emily says:

    Another great book by the author This story is amazing and I can not believe that he went through so many terrible situations in his young life The characters are strong and stirred up some intense feelings for me Though this story was much sad than his last book, it was just as uplifting, knowing that he was able to make it through such tragedy and still be successful I read this book in one sitting it was that good I d love to read about the next chapter in Abbas life and I do hope he keeps writing.

  9. LydiaO LydiaO says:

    Great memoir and a quick read I read On Two Feet and Wings with my students last year and then read this over the summer It broke my heart to learn of the difficulties Abbas endured but I couldn t put it down Its a great inspirational story of perseverance, hope, and enduring to the end.

  10. Bookworm Bookworm says:

    I,m as honored reading this book as I was when reading the first one I believe it can give great hope to other people in a dire situation if they have access to these books that is.

  11. mysteries-detectives.co Customer mysteries-detectives.co Customer says:

    Enjoyed the book so much Tragic story with a wonderful ending.