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Then September 11th happens, and his whol world is changed. His best friend Sam-- a Muslim American-- is suddenly distant and suspicious. His mother is paranoid and moody. His father is still traveling, even in the aftermath of the attacks. And Bobby-- the school bully-- is worse than ever. How will Jake cope in a world where everything seems stacked against him?
Though slow at first, I really liked the point of view that this books shares. Jake's post-9/11 fears and anger will really strike a chord with adult readers who remember the experience, and it will do a great job informing younger readers about the true effects of that day on average American citizens. It also gives a timely warning of what happens when we allow our choices to be tainted with prejudice and unfounded fears.
I'd give this book a 4/5 stars!