The Lines We Cross

The Lines We Cross

eBook - 2017 | First United States edition
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Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2017
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781338118674 (electronic bk.)
1338118676 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC ABDEL-FATTAH
Characteristics: 1 online resource (393 pages)


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Contemporary. Refugee crisis. Romance

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Mar 02, 2018

Found this book in the "Lucky Day" section - thank you, Hollywood branch! I didn't realize it was a YA book until half way through, when I noticed the "Y" on the binding. It was a compelling story, and wish the author would write a sequel. I now want to read more by the same author. The issues of "anti-immigrant" in Australia, sadly reflect our own dark times in the U.S. (I am not seeing how to add star rating - I would give it 4 stars.)

ArapahoeSusanW Nov 07, 2017

Randa Abdel-Fattah is one of my favorite YA authors. An Aussie immigrant, she handles the issues faced by post 9/11 middle eastern immigrants with a light and sensitive touch."The Lines We Cross" is a meaty read involving a modern day Romeo and Juliet, Michael and Mina. The two find themselves irresistibly attracted despite his conservative family's anti immigrant stand and her status as a new arrival from Afghanistan.


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