When I Was Joe by Keren David

The book When I Was Joe by Keren David is about a kid named Joe who witnessed his friend’s murder and is put in a witness protection program.  He and his mom had to relocate to London and change their names, hair and even eye color.

He was put into school and set back a grade so the killers won’t suspect anything.  In school, he gets in some trouble for things he did not do.  In his new school, he is getting into fights and oddly enough, after a while becomes friends with the boy who has given him a hard time.  Joe has to make a hard decision whether or not to stay in the witness protection program or help his elderly grandmother who is getting harassed by the killer to make him come back so they can hurt him.  It’s a really good book.

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