I loved following the Nasr family and learning more about their story. It is deliciously character driven as we follow a mother, father and their three children. Each has a unique story and the author delivers every one with an individual voice. With that said, know that it is a slow burn. I didn't dislike it at all but you should know going into this story that it is a slow strip tease not a fast beach read. We get to glimpse into the different flavors of Syria, Lebanon and America which was very interesting. I can't imagine crossing borders on the weekend nor moving to a new country so the story continued to hold my attention as I moved through each different experience. It is messy, raw and you can feel the emotions as this family navigates life. The writing gave me a beautiful picture and I could feel each family members pain and struggles. I didn't want the story to end.
A special thank you to BookishFirst for an advanced ecopy in exchange for an honest review.