What happens to a young daughter of a dictator, when she didn’t know her father as anything other than a great dad, and she is moved to America after his death?
Like most I never thought much about the families of dictators after a coup. So this book was eye-opening for me to think about the plight of the children. What did they know? Were they involved? and should they be the ones punished?
No, of course not. Yet they are by the constant media coverage and being treated as different while they try to adjust to their new circumstances.
What I liked about the book was that it focused on Leila, the young girl, just trying to adjust to her new life and make friends. As she slowly finds out the truth about her father, I can’t help but feel sympathy. It’s hard for any child to learn that the dad they loved is a bad man.
I liked how Leila dealt with the new knowledge and how she tries to be true to herself and make good decisions. Unfortunately it’s also very realistic that someone like that will get exploited.
overall a very good book. political, without being political. Thought-provoking without lecturing.