This book follows two main characters: Raihana and Gunner. Raihana is an Afghan girl granted safety in Denmark; Gunner is a man whose wife recently passed away, leaving a gaping hole in his life that he finds he cannot fill.
Raihana is required by the Danish government to go to language school and start a practik, which is similar to an apprenticeship (of sorts). Her teacher finds out that Raihana has fond memories of her uncle's honey farm in Afghanistan, and sets up Raihana with a somewhat unconventional 'apprenticeship' - as a helper on Gunner's honey farm. This book follows both of them as they begin to know each other, and features the many differences and impacts they are having on each others lives, and the difficulties they are going through.
So I liked the book, and although it was recommended to me, I'm not sure that I would recommend it to others, not as a top priority 'YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!' kind of book, anyways. If you ever saw it at your local library and if you are interested in it, I say give it a shot, but it is not the first thing I think I would recommend to somebody if they asked me for a book recommendation. I do, however, like the way that certain topics were approached in this book, such as racism, showing us both sides of the coin of not only this issue, but a few others as well. The writing style was good, but I didn't feel deeply involved or attached to anyone or anything.
Perhaps if I read the book later on (maybe next year) I would enjoy it later, but a review is about what I think of a book right now, not about how I think I could potentially feel about it, so although I like the topics and ideas that are approached in this novel, I guess I feel kind of... apathetic, about the book.
I don't know what else to say, so I will leave you all with that for now!
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