Review: A Good Country

A Good Country by Laleh_Khadivi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How is an American teen radicalized? Thought-provoking and both timely and scary, A Good Country does an excellent job of showing why a young man, a second-generation immigrant of non-practising Muslim parents, can be convinced to leave everything and everyone behind to go to Syria. A troubling coming of age story, there is no clear resolution to the plot – this might leave some readers unsatisfied, but really reinforced for me the tenuous hold that teenagers have on how to belong, how to be loved and accepted, and on how to do “right” thing.
-Mrs. P.

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