I didn’t love this book. It was interesting to read a novel from the perspective of a Palestinian, trying to survive amid all the turmoil in the Middle East. My problem was that I just didn’t warm to the main character, Nahr. Awful things happened to her, and I could totally understand the choices she made, I just didn’t really like her personality. I know that it’s easy for me to say that, living as I do in comfort and not being afraid for my life or my family’s life and that things like that are bound to shape a person and being abrasive could be her form of self protection. I feel like not liking the book makes me a bad person, and why should I find cosy kinship with all the characters I read, and maybe that’s a fair point. Still, just saying how I felt, and how I felt was, it was interesting, but I didn’t love it.