The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson
In this book we meet 15 year old Laila; her father is the dictator of a Middle East country. He is killer and a CIA agent rescues her along with her mother and brother, being them to the US for safety. Laila has to adjust to the new culture and other things. What happens when she finds out her father isn’t who she thought he was?
I liked this book it was eye opening and you get to see what it’s like to be a daughter of a dictator. I also found that this book comes out very timely because we live in a places that everything is in bulk and easy. I personal am far from any war and have never been to any war torn countries. I didn’t understand what people who live in a war torn place would go through, but this book places it in your Lap, you feel like you’re going through everything that Laila does. It does a great job at opening your eyes and showing you just what it would be like.
This book shows you just what a Young Adult novel can be and should be. It makes you think and shows you just how harsh realty can be. I think this book is just what Young adults should be reading and understanding.I am giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
The Cover is very powerful with only the eyes showing. People say the eyes are the window to your soul, what do you see in her eyes?
Publication Date: February 11th 2014
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Rating: 3/5 Stars
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