There was a story Jahir used to tell me. About how the first humans were born with wings. Can you imagine what that would be like? To fly anywhere in the world without worrying about having the right papers?
Mico has left his family, his home, his future. Setting out in search of a better life, he instead finds himself navigating one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Jungle. Unable to buy his way out, Mico is alone, desperate, and running out of options.
But when Leila arrives at the camp one day, everything starts to change. Outspoken and fearless, she shows Mico that hope and friendship can grow in the most unusual places, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll show you the way out as well.
This extraordinary YA story is set in one of the most contentious places of our time – the refugee camp in Calais known as The Jungle. Through her characters Mico and Leila, Pooja takes us on a challenging and unforgettable journey through a world filled with ‘Ghost Men’, lost children and the hope for a better life.