Genre: Cultural Intrigue
Location: FIC STR
I am a fan of Allan Strattons, it came from reading his books about Chanda, especially Chanda's Secrets. Those of you who are readers of this blog will know I go to Africa and there I have a good friend called Hazel- her Mum died of HIV aids. Chanda's story is Hazels, so I could see it, smell it, feel it and Allan Stratton did a great job of portraying the reality of an African town, with the joys, perils, and culture that engulfs these places. So when this books came along- it was an easy purchase.
Allan Stratton describes this book- this way: BORDERLNE is a coming-of-age mystery/thriller/suspense centered around a gutsy, funny, Muslim teen whose dad is accused of being part of an international terrorist plot. To save his family, Sami must risk everything to discover the truth about his father's secrets. It's a story about parents and children, family and friendship, identity, the courage to fight for truth, and the conflict between staying true to oneself and fitting in.
SharonJH Harman rated it on GOODREADS
Sami Sabiri is the only Muslim Iranian-American teen trying to fit in at his exclusive high school. When his father is arrested by the FBI in an early morning raid, Sami and his friends cross into Canada to try to meet a supposed terrorist still at large, hoping to clear his father's name. Will his surprising find help free his father? Borderline helps the reader see the struggles a Muslim youth might have fitting in, the effects of a group of bullies and how things may not be what they seem. I...moreBorderline helps the reader see the struggles a Muslim youth might have fitting in, the effects of a group of bullies and how things may not be what they seem. I loved the ending and how Sami handled the threats of the bullies