Reviews tagging Hate crime
challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense slow-paced
- Plot- or character-driven? A mix
- Strong character development? It's complicated
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? No
Full review now at <a href="http://kateofmind.blogspot.com/2021/07/shokoofeh-azars-enlightenment-of.html">Kate of Mind</a>. TL;DR version: NOT TO BE MISSED. Best read along with The Book of Collateral Damage for maximum Persian gutpunch.
Graphic: Death, Hate crime, Murder, Police brutality, Religious bigotry, and ViolenceThe narrator of this book -- and this us on the jacket copy so don't yell at me about spoilers -- is a murdered 13 year old girl, and that is not quite the worst thing that happens in this book. It's brutal AF. It's about a family who thought they'd survived the Revolution in Iran in 1979 but really kind of thought wrong. But it's also the most beautiful thing you're likely to read this year.