YA Review: The Islands at the End of the World

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Title:The Islands at the End of the World20783812-_uy200_
Author:Austin Aslan (he’s here on WP, and he writes back, guys!)
Specs: 355 pages of story, followed by an excerpt from a sequel.
Publishing Info: Wendy Lamb Books, 2014

Note: I saw this a few times at the library here in town, picked it up, and put it back.  But last time, my wife is the one who handed it to me and said, “I think you should read this one.”  She always gives good recommendations, so I decided to try it after all. And I’m so glad I did!  I follow MixedRaceFeministBlog both here on WordPress and on Facebook, whose articles and comments have started opening my eyes to the perils, annoyances, frustrations, and isolation that mixed race peoples across the world suffer from at the hands of society.  This book helped me to understand more.


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