Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai

Sherry Early of the Semicolon blog is one of our Middle Grade Fiction Round I judges this year, and a familiar face at the Cybils. Don't miss her extensive Saturday Reviews roundups of books from around the blogosphere–or her book reviews, booklists, and other fantastic resources for readers, parents and homeschoolers.

ShootingKabul One of the books Sherry reviewed earlier this fall was MG Fiction nominee Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. The book follows twelve-year-old Fadi's family as they flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in 2001 and resettle in the United States. About the book, Sherry says:

The story is partly about adapting to a new culture, but the overriding theme is that of blame and shared responsibility and a family caring for one another. Fadi’s family share the guilt that comes from having left Mariam behind, and they share the sense of obligation to do everything possible to find Mariam and bring her home.

Read the rest of the review here.