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Carleson, J. C.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
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Itís hard enough as a teenager to slowly see the truth about your parents. Itís even harder when youíre the daughter of royalty, the daughter of a Middle Eastern dictator who was just murdered. Not only does fifteen-year-old Laila have to cope with losing her father in such a violent way, but she also has to learn to live in America now that her family has been exiled. Itís difficult to adapt to such a different culture and environment. Who can she trust? Can she even trust her mother anymore? Lailaís journey is further complicated when she begins to realize that there is more to her mother than it seems. And sheíd like to figure it out before they face even more harm and danger. (Prepared by: Jamie Gregory, James F. Byrnes High School, SCASL Young Adult Book Award, 2016)

SUBJECTS:     Dictators -- Fiction.
                        Exiles -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Immigrants -- Fiction.
                        Middle East -- Politics and government -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.

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