When fourteen-year-old Liyanne Abboud, her younger brother, and her parents move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.
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Even though there is a little love (kiss, kiss), this book shows how 2 cultures have been seperated for years and how Liyanna trys to break the long-lost bond. If your a girl or a boy, read this book! ~ Rated 4-star because at some times it is too lovey and boring- but is still an amazing read.
This book is a decent primer to help students understand some of the conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis. The plot of the novel moves along at a comfortable pace and explains some of the differences between American culture and Palestinian culture. The story includes all of these things along with a bit of romance and a sense of impending danger because of the tensions between Israeli and Palestinian soldiers.