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Now Is the Time for Running by Michael  Williams
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Oct 04, 11

bookshelves: young-adult
Read in October, 2011

This is a brutally honest, yet compassionate piece of reality fiction. Sounds like I can’t make up my mind about what this story is, but when you read it, you’ll know that it’s exactly what I just said.
Deo, a 15 year old boy loves to play soccer. He plays it with a handmade ball on a dusty field in his village in Zimbabwe. The entire village is desperately poor, yet there is love here. But just like so many places throughout the world, political violence changes everything, and soon Deo and his autistic old brother, Innocent, must run for their lives.
There a several adult situations that occur, but they are handled with just enough detail to let the reader know what is happening without going into gory details. This is a great story that will tug at your heart all the more so because it is a reality for so many.
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