The author was born in London to an Irish Mother, and a Sri Lankan Father. The novel Guantanamo Boy is the first novel written for Young Adult's by this author.
The main personality in this novel was called Khalid, Muslim fifteen year old boy from Rochdale, England who was kidnapped during a family trip to Pakistan, and imprisoned in Guatanamo Bay, Cuba. He was locked up in Cuba two years. He suffered interrogations, water boarding, where you feel like your drowning. Khalid was kept in isolation which can drive some people crazy. Khalid was allowed one shower a week . This is not a lot in a tropical climate where one perspires a lot from the heat. Another thing , which we don't think about there is no T.V., or books to read. Khalid only had a copy of the Koran to look at. The guards at the jail in Cuba claimed he had something to do with 9/11 in New York City. The guards thought he was connected to the Taliban. All this was false. The food in the Guantamo jail was inedible for any human .
One day, a lawyer appeared at Khalid's door and helped him move forward. The lawyer's name is Harry Peterson. The lawyer helped Khalid leave his horrible jail, and return to England. What a miracle after not seeing his family for so long.
I recommend the novel to anyone.