Monday, August 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Rebels by Accident by Patricia Dunn

This blog tour is presented by JKS Communications.
Learn more about the tour HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Patricia Dunn's book 
Rebels By Accident.
A coming-of-age tale of an Egyptian-American teen looking for love and adventure
When my first party ends in jail, I think things can’t possibly get worse. But then my parents send me to my grandmother in Cairo, and I’m sure my life is over. My sittu is Darth Vader’s evil sister, and the only sites I’ll get to see in Egypt are the rooms in her apartment.
But then she’s not so bad; we go riding camels by the pyramids and ice-skating at a mall!
As Sittu says, “Sometimes a moment can change your life.” But it can change the life of a country, too. Asmaa calls a nation to protest and before I know it, I’m in the middle of a revolution and running from tear gas and guns.
Oh yeah, and I meet the cutest guy I’ve ever seen. Fall in love for the first time. And have my first kiss.
My thoughts:
I enjoyed this book from the start.  I was impressed with the development of the characters and the descriptive and insightful writing.  The author brings the characters to life in a way that holds the reader.  She has captured so many aspects of being a teen, but also those of a parent/loved one.  I have been on both sides of the parent/child coin now and know how tough being both a teen and a parent can be.  I hope to someday be that wise grandmother.  Culturally new to me, I was thrilled with the chance to read this novel.  This is a wonderful coming of age story ~ original, realistic, inspiring.