I can’t ignore the tight plots and good writing which illuminates and doesn’t glare, introduces and doesn’t stomp. Stories that take you on a journey you enjoy for the duration and not just in parts.
The message I got from this book was when you believe in yourself when you acknowledge the belief that someone has in you, everything is possible. You find a strength you didn’t even know you had to fight, to stand up for yourself and be a leader. This invokes the times Amani has referenced Binta telling Amani to be brave, as if Binta knew that despite appearances and past behaviour, Amani could be brave.