Wednesday, December 26, 2007

In the Name of God by Paula Jolin

Nadia is a Syrian teen who always wanted to live a devout Muslim life, but gradually gets drawn into her cousin's more radical thinking until by the end of the book she is ready to be a suicide bomber. I won't spoil the ending, and there's a lot of other stuff going on with family dynamics and a surprise twist about who has ratted out whom to the authorities and why. An intriguing point of view that we don't usually get to hear much about, but it wasn't particularly well-written, so I gave it a NAY. I'm very curious to see what others think of this one, though.


At January 11, 2008 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Elizabeth Norton said...

I had a hard time keeping the characters and families straight. An important story, probably, and timely for sure, but not particularly well-written, and the main character was a bit too holier-than-thou for my taste. NAY.


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