Barberry Hill

Barberry Hill

Barberry Hill

Barberry Hill


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Fourteen-year-old Jaden has experience with abandonment.

All that he has of his mother fits into the barrels of goodies that she sends from the US to St. Kitts where he lives with his grandmother, father, and brother Rashid. But when Rashid is killed in a gang-styled execution right outside their house on the "good" part of Barberry Hill, Jaden's grandmother dies, and his parents seem even more distant than ever, Jaden is at the end of his rope. The police, his mother, his father, and indeed the entire town seem to agree Rashid must have been doing something wrong, but Jaden knows better. Rashid was no saint but Jaden is convinced that Rashid would never have been entangled in anything illegal.

With the help of his two best friends, dependable MJ and the inscrutable Stein, Jaden pledges to clear his brother's name. Together the three friends embark on a danger-filled journey that takes them into the clutches of one gang and forces Jaden to face some difficult truths about his relationships with his friends, his family, and his brother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997890020
Publisher: Cas
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Carol is the author of fourteen books for children. Some of her books have been introduced into the curriculum in the Caribbean. This young adult novel, Barberry Hill was one of six finalists in the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, the largest prize for children's Literature in the Caribbean. Carol is a regular speaker at literary events and is available for author visits and writing workshops. For more information visit:
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