The Boys Who Saved the World
by Sam Mills
In BriefA schoolboy is drawn into a disturbing sect that claims to have founded a new religion. In their sights is a local Indian girl they accuse of being a terrorist. Teenage fantasy and bigotry turn fatally serious when the boys kidnap her and begin to plot her murder.
Why you should read itYoung Adult fiction doesn't come much darker than this. An intensely alarming portrait of the dangers of religious doctrine and teenage mythologising, this acute, urgent story of imprisonment and peer pressure holds a warning for all generations.