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Broken Moon by Kim Antieau

* Okay, I'm getting a little behind here, so I'm going to try to post several new reviews tonight (though they may be a little shorter than usual).*

While it may appear to be a simple little book, there's quite a bit going on under the surface of Broken Moon. On a simple level, we have our heroine, Nadira, an 18 year old girl in Pakistan. When her 6-year-old brother is kidnapped to be trained as a camel-jockey, she decides to disguise herself as a boy in order to search for him.

One could read an enjoy the novel on this level, but Antieau has also woven in many other threads for a more complex plot. For example, Nadira is scarred, both physically and emotionally, from her life in the village (I won't go into details because it would give away too much). And then, there is the story of Scheherazade, from which Nadira eventually takes inspiration.

Broken Moon is a quick, but thought-provoking read, and I would highly recommend it to those who enjoyed Sold.


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