Tahir is one of the authors whose name I pay attention to, because I love the ways she builds characters and conflict, and this book looks to be living up to expectations. So. Many. Conflicts.
It's funny that conflict in real life can cause me so much anxiety, but it's so easy to embrace it in books. Racial tension. Familial tension. Romantic tension.
I have no idea what's going to happen next, and I love that spiraling feeling, which echoes Sal's line. Sal is definitely going to keep making stupid mistakes because he doesn't seem to be able to help pull himself out of that spiral -- and he seems determined to cut off anyone who could help. But how bad is it going to get?
And Noor--she thinks she did something stupid, but it was so brave. It didn't turn out well, of course, but it leaves her with a whole other set of choices to face. I'm excited to see what she does.
And Misbah and Toufiq--we've barely scratched the surface with them.
And I'm in it now, so this release date is going on my calendar.