To be honest, I found that this book was lacking excitement. Although there were a couple interesting events, the writing itself was a little bland. It was very realistic, although it was rather predictable. I did find it easy to relate to the characters. The author nicely described how the way they were feeling throughout the book. The book was a little bit hard to follow with the Arabic words thrown in here and there, but I did learn a good bit about the Muslim culture. Things like facing Mecca while praying or praying at the Muzzein's call gave me insight on a different way of life. Over all, this book gave a good message. I can't say I would recommend it to most people, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Sterling, Virginia United States