Moving coming of age story

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All My Rage is not an easy read, but it is a necessary one. The intertwined narratives of Misbah, Salahdin (Sal), and Noor are striking and hooked me from the beginning of the novel. Each character is subject to forces beyond their control, and they struggle to figure out how to escape their circumstances. Noor's story particularly resonated with me, as she tries to grab her piece of the "American Dream" against all odds. Sal and Noor both grow up a lot over the course of these pages, and I loved seeing their development. Their love story is an important piece of the novel, but the broader themes of family, forgiveness, grief, and isolation are equally strong. The writing style is beautiful, and I loved all 3 narrators of the audiobook.

I think this is a YA novel that many adults will enjoy - it will certainly stick with me for a long time. Thank you to for providing an advanced listening copy in exchange for an honest review.