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by David Massey

Witnesses to a mystery on the battlefield, a British medic and an American Navy SEAL confront Afghanistan's fog of war.

In war-torn Afghanistan, a girl walks right into a hail of bullets: young British army medic Elinor watches it with her own eyes. She risks the line of fire to rescue the girl only to realize the girl is gone.

To find the missing, mysterious child, Elinor enlists the help of Ben, an American Navy SEAL. But in all the confusion, with coalition troops fighting every day to maintain a fragile peace, does Ben have something to hide?

Elinor came to Afghanistan with the hope of changing hearts and minds: What she's about to discover will make her question everything she ever believed about love and war.

A war thriller. A cross-cultural love story with an undercurrent of magic realism. A powerful debut set in modern-day, battle-scarred Afghanistan. This is Torn.

16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 11 - 12
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Mystery and Suspense, Young Adult

About the Author

David Massey David Massey is the author of "Torn" by Chicken House Books. When he is not writing his next novel he plays lead and classical guitar and runs an internet business with his wife, Debi. When he's not doing any of those he'll be thinking about walking Harvey or wondering where his next coffee is coming from...

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