American Street by Ibi Zoboi

30256109I wanted to like this book, because the audio was absolutely fantastic. Robin Miles (as always) was on fire, and I think that’s why I stuck with it through to the end. But, the story itself felt a bit clunky, and though the climax was both heartbreaking and dramatic, it never felt like it all came together in a satisfying way.

I really enjoyed Fabiola as a character (especially the way Robin Miles brought her to life), and I loved reading about Fabiola and her cousins, and how their different experiences with immigration affected their relationships. Overall, while this book touches on a lot of important themes, I think it suffers from trying to do too much at once, and so comes up short, not quite hitting on the complexity of so many of the issues and situations Fabiola faces.

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