After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is travelling back to her English boarding school alone. But her plane never makes it home.
Anna’s flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas. They land the plane in the Jordanian desert, switch off the engines and issue their demands. If these are not met within three days, they will blow up the plane, killing all the hostages.
The heat on board becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle. Anna begins to face the possibility she may never see her family again.
Time is running out . . .
Based on true events, this is a story about ordinary people facing agonizing horror, of courage and resilience.
Miriam Moss was born in England, but grew up in Africa, China and the Middle East. She is the award-winning author of over seventy children's books. She now lives in East Sussex.
In 1970, aged 15, she was on a plane that was hijacked and landed in the Jordanian desert. The hostage-takers threatened to blow up the plane, killing all passengers. Eventually, the release of the hostages was negotiated and Miriam was freed. Girl On a Plane is her story, in which she recalls the details of those desperate days.
Nerve-shredding … Check where the tissues are before getting to the final reunion
A unique and extraordinary story, exceptionally well told. Miriam Moss enables her readers to share her own ‘life-defining’ experience; we can only admire the courage and resilience shown by her and the other human beings caught up in it.
Books for Keeps, 5 Stars
A tense, gripping and heart-rending must-read for teens and adults alike
An unpatronising, tense and hard-hitting read.