I enjoyed the concept that there are families within the Middle East who are making efforts to bring about peace. I felt sad for Aadheen who was torn between his Muslim religion and his American identity and as a result, ended up betraying his religion in fear of having to commitment unthinkable terrorist acts.
Aadheen mother struck me as a woman who had little trouble adjusting to the American way of life and knew exactly what to do when her son’s freedom was threatened by the Jihad.
On the other hand, Aadheen’s father provided insight into the conflicts many young Muslim men must be struggling with here in America. The story is a little short (48 pages) with a fast-moving pace that takes you to three continents.
The author got her point across and made me realize there are many forces working in the Middle East, some towards peace.