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Far from the "model teen," Naeem moves fast to outrun the eyes of his hardworking Bangladeshi parents, their gossipy neighbors, and the other forms of surveillance in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens, but when his mistakes catch up with him and the police offer a dark deal, will Naeem be a hero or a traitor?
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553534191
055353419X
9780553534184
0553534181
Branch Call Number: TEEN BUDHOS
Characteristics: 265 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_CATHERINE Mar 26, 2017

When Muslim American teen Naeem ends up on the wrong side of the law, he is tapped by Homeland Security to watch his friends and acquaintances for potential terrorists. But how far is too far? --- This is a compelling and super relevant book, tackling themes like identity and belonging, Islamaphobia, and what it's like to grow up under surveillance. While it may not be the most action-packed, it's definitely worth reading!

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joywolf83
Nov 15, 2016

Super contemporary and relevant to young people. Excellent read! Well done on a hot topic. Loved it and pretty sure young ones will enjoy too. It has the most captivating cover this is a must read on any Young Person's bookshelf! The young man, even though he is from the Middle East, still has american qualities since he was raised in the United States. He struggles with motivation in school and choice of friends. He is torn between connecting with his family's culture and wanting to be accepted for who he is. A police officer recruites him to spy on his neighborhood. "For the good of the country" A lot of beautiful lessons and patriotism without hitting you over the head with it

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