This novel study has been a journey. The book was an amazing read, and it really was a necessary book to write. But now that we are done, it is time for the final post about this book. I am to pass judgment on this novel to end this novel study off. I have a couple questions to address and help me to analyze this novel better, so let's get right into it.
The first question is as follows “Is this novel a good candidate for the Global issues Novel Study? Why or why not?” And it is quite easy to answer. This book is a great candidate for a novel study about global issues because it addresses some of the biggest issues in the world right now. Josef’s journey is out of Nazi Germany, which is tied to racism, genocide, and the problem of refugees. Isabel’s journey is tied to dictatorship, poverty, and refugees. Mahmoud’s journey is tied to war and refugees, among other things. This novel does an amazing job at showing how grueling the journey of a refugee is. This book would definitely be my first choice if I was selecting books for this study.
Next question is “Is this novel a good read? Why, or why not?”. That is very easy to answer.This novel is an amazing read. It is written well, and treads lightly on the issues it brings up, but still enough to inform you of them. It is suspenseful, and you never know what is going to happen to the characters next. You know the character’s goals, but you never know what could happen on the journey. This is a great piece of historical fiction, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I’d say the type of reader that would like this the most would be someone who likes being held in suspense and likes a fresh take on real-world occurrences, but can also keep track of multiple storylines at once. I would definitely recommend this book, so if you are reading this, go read it.
The last question is “Have you read other books that should be added to this novel study? If so, list them”. Honestly, I am not that big of a reader for this type of book, so I don’t really have any to recommend. But if you have read any books that you think would make a good addition, feel free to comment it. Thanks for reading, and see you next post!