**4.75 Cultural stars**
“To me, it was simply a story with a message: family honor, redemption, and true love.”
Laila is the Invisible Queen of the Middle East (easily ignored, easily dismissed). After her father is murdered she becomes a refugee in America along with her mother and younger brother. Adjusting to her new life in America is a night and day experience.
Things aren’t as they seem and she discovers that within her own family. The betrayal runs deep within her network. The last part of the book holds secrets and an endless loop of double crossing.
A great young adult book with an interesting story line. The short chapters made the book move along quickly. For my romance loving friends this book does not have romance.
**ARC pre-approved by Random House Children’s Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**