Welcome to book spotlight where instead of giving you another book review, I’m just going to talk about books I’ve read recently that I enjoyed. Prepare yourself for the fangirl gushing.
There are some stories you read to feel known and understood. And there are other stories you read to learn and understand someone else’s life. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir is one of those stories I read because I want to learn, I want to understand, even if it’s only a tiny glimpse, about people who are not like me. Who go through things differently than me. Who believe differently than me.
And I did learn.
Sabaa has written an incredible, heartbreaking, beautiful story. It’s real and raw and heart wrenching. There are times where I wanted to grab the characters and whisper, “No” to them and other other times I wanted to wrap them up in a hug. It’s really not fair that Sabaa has the ability to write fantastic characters and great settings and stories that break your soul when writing fantasy and contemporary.
People often wonder what books might become modern classics. The books kids will read in school. The books that will be spoken about long after it was published. I believe that All My Rage could be one of those modern classics for the YA genre. It has the makings of being great because it is great. The writing, the characters, the story, the heart. It’s all there.
It’s hard to say I “enjoyed” or “liked” this book when it’s about such difficult, tragic topics. But I can say it was worth my time reading.