31 July 2015

In the Language of Miracles; Rajia Hassib

In the Language of MiraclesIn the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are times I wonder what is going on in publisher's minds: this could easily have been a YA book, and definitely has crossover appeal. Yet I'm hearing nothing about it!

Talk about diversity: an Egyptian-American family, with the teens fitting in to their normal, American teen life, the father trying to do the same and the mother a little stuck between both worlds. Then the unthinkable happens and the question of how much they've blended into the community arises - but is it their ethnicity, or is it what happened? That question lingers throughout the book and never gets answered (but then, life is like that). The loss of a star stems from the ending, which is one of those "a few years later" epilogues that doesn't quite work.

ARC provided by publisher.

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