Book Review – Saving Kabul Corner

3 stars. N.H. Senzai’s Shooting Kabul was a book that I enjoyed quite a bit, so I was eager to read Saving Kabul Corner. This book was enjoyable but didn’t have quite the same appeal to me; themes were not as weighty and a little heavier on tween girl drama. The detective part of the story was interesting (though simplistic with a bumbling and cookie cutter “bad guy”), and themes of friendship and communication were well-presented without being too overt. The real star of the book is the author’s lovely look at Afghan culture, and the overtones of tradition vs. fitting in will give more thoughtful young readers a treat. A pleasant read, all in all.

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