Khalid is a fifteen-year-old British boy who loves video games and hanging out with his mates, and is starting to take an interest in girls. From a Muslim family, he is abducted while on a holiday to Pakistan. Held at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay without charge, this is a coming of age story (bildungsroman) with a difference. The reader cannot help be moved by the humiliation, desolation and confusion experienced by Khalid, as he tries to prove his innocence when justice seems frighteningly absent. An engaging and compelling look at the ‘war on terror’ and its impacts on the individual.