This book is about a boy in Pakistan that was sold into slavery. He didn't like it at all and he escaped twice and on the second time, everyone was freed. He joined the Bonded Labor Liberation Front of Pakistan and freed other children from there masters. Then, in 1995, he was shot and killed in his home village but he still lives in everyones' hearts.
The theme of this book is always stay determined.
The first example of this theme in the book is when Iqbal escaped and he tried to report Hussian Khan to the police but failed and was taken back and after he was thrown in the Tomb, he escaped again and this time he succeeded in putting Hussian Khan in jail.
The second theme example from the book is when Iqbal joined the Bonded Labor Liberation Front of Pakistan and started sneeking into other illegal carpet and brick factories and one day Iqbal didn't come back and then tomorrow he came back with a black eye, cuts everywhere, and a broken camera. He said that the master found him and beat him up but he escaped and he said he would wait a few days and then try again and on the second try he succeeded.
The third example of the theme in this book is when Iqbal is in the Tomb in the middle of summer and Fatima and some others go to help Iqbal by giving him some food and water every night even though they are risking going into the Tomb themselves and they almost got caught on the first night.
As you can see, there are many examples of the theme always stay determined. That is what Iqbal did, he always stayed determined and he freed many childern from the hands of there evil master. Sadly, Iqbal was shot but he will always be in our hearts.
Iqbal's grave. (it doesn't look like this in real life)