Explore narrative techniques through the hard-hitting issue of asylum. Asra, an asylum seeker, and Ruby Tanya, the daughter of a local man who is campaigning against the asylum seekers, are best friends. The girls' friendship is threatened when a bomb kills a teacher at their school, for which the asylum seekers are blamed. About to be deported, Asra goes on the run with the help of Ruby. In hiding they discover a plot which has terrifying consequences for the whole community. Age 13+ Ideal for looking at narrative technique, plot and suspense. Discussions on the hard-hitting issue of asylum and racism. Links to citizenship and PHSE. To automatically receive all the latest news on New Windmills, why not sign-up for our Heinemann Literature e-newsletter?