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Golden Boy A Shocking Human Rights Tragedy Brought To Light In A Story Of Heartbreak And Triumph.Thirteen Year Old Habo Has Always Been Different Light Eyes, Yellow Hair And White Skin Not The Good Brown Skin His Family Has And Not The White Skin Of Tourists Habo Is Strange And Alone His Father, Unable To Accept Habo, Abandons The Family His Mother Can Scarcely Look At Him His Brothers Are Cruel And The Other Children Never Invite Him To Play Only His Sister Asu Loves Him Well But Even Asu Can T Take The Sting Away When The Family Is Forced From Their Small Tanzanian Village, And Habo Knows He Is To Blame.Seeking Refuge In Mwanza, Habo And His Family Journey Across The Serengeti His Aunt Is Glad To Open Her Home Until She Sees Habo For The First Time, And Then She Is Only Afraid Suddenly, Habo Has A New Word For Himself Albino But They Hunt Albinos In Mwanza Because Albino Body Parts Are Thought To Bring Good Luck And Soon Habo Is Being Hunted By A Fearsome Man With A Machete To Survive, Habo Must Not Only Run But Find A Way To Love And Accept Himself.


10 thoughts on “Golden Boy

  1. says:

    So here s the thing This book is about an albino boy in Tanzania trying to not get killed for his body parts.Except it s not It s about an albino boy who doesn t feel like he has any place in the world and realizing he has worth.Except it s not that, either.Really, this book is about an outsider coming to peace with who they really are This is about not being defined by any one characteristic that we, as humans arethan the sum of our parts That we can rise above labels.I m clearly not So here s the thing This book is about an albino boy in Tanzania trying to not get killed for his body parts.Except it s not It s about an albino boy who doesn t feel like he has any place in the world and realizing he has worth.Except it s not that, either.Really, this book is about an outsider coming to p...


  2. says:

    How is it that a novel that illustrates a brutal practice can be one of triumph and hope How can one recommend a book about human poaching to children Easy Just read Tara Sullivan s GOLDEN BOY and you ll see.In this stunning debut novel, Habo is a 13 year old Tanzanian boy with albinism As such, he is in constant danger, because witch doctors in that country pay top dollar for body parts of such people And Habo is hunted by just such a poacher Habo s journey from ...


  3. says:

    Wow, can we just take a minute to appreciate these amazing 340 ish pages full of heartbreaking sadness and betrayal, but also happiness and forgiveness that are golden boy This is one of the few books that I have read that I had no hesitation to rating a 5 5 10 10,for so many reasons I will admit, starting this book was very hard for me I got this book probably 2 or 3 years ago and quit after the first chapter Also, DO NOT LET THE SUMMARY OF THIS BOOK MAKE YOU THINK THAT IT WILL BE BORING Wow, can we just take a minute to appreciate these amazing 340 ish pages full of heartbreaking sadnes...


  4. says:

    That would be 5 stars times 2 This would be a 10 star book for me Perhaps I should give less 5s and then a 5 would havemeaning If reading a book was sinful then this book was tempting 24 7 until it was finished So the question is why such a compelling read There are some personal reading preferences factors Adventure Survival is one of my favorite genresAfrica intrigues me as a settingBut what would this book mean for others Let s start with raising awareness of injustice In this l That would be 5 stars times 2 This would be a 10 star book for me Perhaps I should give less 5s and then a 5 would havemeaning If reading a book was sinful then this book was tempting 24 7 until it was finished So the question is why such a compelling read There are some personal reading preferences factors Adventure Survival is one of my favorite genresAfrica intrigues me as a settingBut what would this book mean for others Let s start with raising awareness of injustice In this life we have horrific examples both historically and currently of human cruelty through discrimination, violence, torture and murder Coming to understand where humans continue inhumane behavior can compel the reader to action For me, this will be to support some of the organizations listed at the end of the book.Secondly, Tara Sullivan has crafted a main character who is real and captures the reader s sympa...


  5. says:

    The book, or rather, the feeling of persecution remained with me long after I finished the book A story of cruelty, discrimination, superstition, persecution and a story also of courage, humanity, kindness and finding oneself.


  6. says:

    oh, habo, i just want to hug you.first, a disclaimer this is young adult fiction in the purest sense of the word geared toward the pre twilight crowd so, ideally, 6th 8th grade, i m guessing , the narrative is constructed clearly with a burgeoning teenager in mind i d even say pre sexual it s not that kind of story.this is, however, a story of transition particularly poignant for those kids caught in the transition between childhood and adulthood, when the awkwardness and discomfort of oh, habo, i just want to hug you.first, a disclaimer this is young adult f...


  7. says:

    From a National Geographic article on 10 11 2013 Last month, a United Nations report on albino persecution put Tanzania at the top of a list of African nations mostly in East Africa where albinos are targeted for murder In most of the cases documented, the attacks involved dismembering the victim s limbs and resulted in death , the report said In a few other cases, the victims were beheaded genitals, ears, and bits of skin were removed tongues were cut out and the eyes and the heart goug From a National Geographic article on 10 11 2013 Last month, a United Nations report on albino persecution put Tanzania at the top of a list of African nations mostly in East Africa where albinos are targeted for murder In most of the cases documented, the attacks involved dismembering the victim s limbs and resulted in death , the report said In a few other cases, the victims were beheaded genitals, ears, and bits of skin were removed tongues were cut out and the eyes and the heart gouged out In this fictionalized account of a young albino boy in Tanzania, the author brings to light this horrific situation We meet Habo first in his small village, where he is ostracized for h...


  8. says:

    13 year old Habo knows he is different everyone in his family and village has dark skin, while Habo alone has pale skin that burns easily in the sun, blue eyes that don t see very well, and light hair When his family is forced to abandon their farm in Tanzania to seek refuge with an aunt in Mwanza, Habo learns that there is a name for people like him h...


  9. says:

    3.75 out of 5 stars The action element as well as the emotional element was flawless, I just found the rest to be less entertaining Review to come


  10. says:

    I loved this book The main character faces discrimination and danger because he is albino in a town where albinoes are often attacked and killed He is very resourceful and has a resilient spirit The novel is really a great adventure novel with twists and turns along with tension and tenderness.


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