CFAP Sharon McKay

Thunder over Kandahar

Medium: Children and young adult literature
Dimensions: None applicable
Date: Published July 8 2010

“…a powerful read…McKay is able to bring this far-away, well-researched story right into your bedroom (or wherever you like to read.) — What If? Canada’s Creative Teen Magazine, Winter 2010

“…fast-paced action and appealing characters…bring young readers face to face with the realities of modern Afghanistan, both the dark and the light.” — Quill & Quire, December 2010

“…informative and inspiring…well-constructed and believable…this novel should become essential classroom reading for students in Grades 7 and 8.” — Canadian Childrens Book News, Fall 2010

“…provides a gripping, empathetic look at one of the most dangerous and misogynistic societies in existence today through the believable, inspiring characters of Yasmine and her friend Tamanna. Highly recommended.” — CM Magazine, December 3, 2010

"...McKay, the first novelist for young adults to be designated as a Canadian War Artist, has drawn from her travel in Afghanistan to create Thunder Over Kandahar - a bracing, if at times providential, account of crossing borders, surviving bombing, and embracing adoption, among other topics." — Karen Rigby