Silence is Violence was the theme for this emotional book. “If we stay silent, whats next?”
This was a crazy read. It is eerily relevant and totally frightening to imagine. Set in a dystopian future where Muslims are herded into internment camps because of the racist president’s Islamophobia, our main character fights for freedom using the only thing she has left: her voice. I liked so much about this book, because it was very realistic and illustrate the consequences if we as a people become complacent and stop fighting for our rights.
*SPOILER* The ONLY thing I didn’t like about this was the undeveloped “connection” between Layla and Jake. I just felt like he came out of nowhere, and there was no actual common ground between them (other than the fact that they were both at the camp.) For a romance it was completely out of the blue and made no sense! It was just a very shallow connection and I wasn’t into it. Team David all the way.
These days, Samira lives in Chicago, Illinois. When she’s not writing or reading, she can be found on her lifelong quest for the perfect pastry.