Year 13, Book 67

67. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Nadia and Saeed meet in a country on the brink of civil war. As many flee the country as refugees they too take the opportunity to flee through one of the mystical doors that keep opening around the world allowing people to step through to other countries. The book follows their travels as refugees through Greece, the United States, and London. For some reason many descriptions I’ve seen of this book describe it as a love story, which I would decidedly say it is not. I read this book for one of my book clubs. It lead to some really great discussions, but I didn’t love it. The characters felt too one dimensional and flat to me and I was never able to get fully invested in what they were going through. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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