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Street of Storytellers

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Luke is an American kid, in a place he doesn't understand.

In this multicultural thriller, a teenager who's passionate about rock and reggae music angrily blames his parents' divorce on his dad's obsession with finishing a book about a lost ancient civilization in a dangerous part of Asia. But Luke's father has him over Christmas vacation, and desperately wants his son to
Paperback, 230 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by Rootstock Publishing
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
What an unusual, original read!

Luke is an American teen. His dad is obsessively writing a book set in Pakistan. His parents are divorced, and his dad invites him to Peshawar, Pakistan so Luke can gain insight into his writing process.

Luke wants nothing to do with his dad’s interests, and instead, spends time in the Old City, where violence and extremism is happening. He is enchanted with a girl named Danisha, but any contact is forbidden and could get her killed. He also forms a friendship with
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Vividly told, fascinating, and compelling. This book is described as a coming-of-age multicultural thriller and I would have to say that is pretty spot on. It is 1984 and 15-year-old Luke’s parents are getting a divorce. Luke blames the divorce on his father and his obsession with his work. Luke becomes even more upset with the situation when he hast to go to Pakistan with his dad for Christmas. Dad is eager to show his son how important and exciting his work is dealing with a history of ...more
“Street of Storytellers” by Doug Wilhelm is an amazing story set in 1984 and tells the story about a young man and his journey towards self-discovery, the different relationships he is navigating through with his own father and new friends, and his eye opening experiences with different cultures, religion and beliefs.

During his winter break, Luke travels with his father to Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier. Luke’s father is obsessed about writing and completing his book about a lost
Linda Zagon
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Doug Wilhelm, Author of "Street of Storytellers" writes an intense, captivating, riveting, intriguing and significant novel. The Genres for this novel are Multicultural Thriller, and Fiction. This is also a coming of age novel, and there are some historical facts that are part of this novel. The timeline for this story is set in 1984 and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes his characters as complex and complicated.

Luke is a 15-year-old teenager who
Nicole reading_with_nicole
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Luke is 15, has a love for music and is very angry with his parents divorce. Luke blames his father for the divorce, he blames his father’s obsession with his job and with his research a very dangerous part of Asia.
Christmas is approaching and Luke will be spending it with his father in Pakistan; he is not happy about this at all. His father wants him to understand why this research is so import to him, they visit a friend of his father’s and Luke is warned that he is not to be alone with the
Stephani Beltran
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This part coming of age part historical novel had me at the beginning with its superb writing and suspense. I read this in one sitting and was fascinated. A story that takes place in the 80s with flashbacks of certain events has such impressive details of everything involved I felt I was right beside the characters seeing everything so vividly. This is a perfect book for adults and young adults as well who enjoy multicultural fiction.
David Morgan
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
15 year old Luke's parents are divorced and he blames it on his dad's obsession with writing a book. It's his dad's turn to have Luke over the Christmas holiday. Wanting Luke to understand the subject of his book, a lost civilization of Pakistan, he takes him there so he can work in conjunction with another professor who is from there. Luke's not happy, meets friends his own age and the adventure really begins. Extremism is taking off and Luke gets caught between the factions while ...more
April F
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s a page turner. Set in Peshawar in the 80s this multicultural novel is alive with the pulse of this small North west frontier town, that is on the very edge of change. Captured and made believable through the characters of teenagers both American and Pakistani who are wrestling with their own identities whose choices at this critical time in their young lives and in a pre taliban timeline will also alter the future as we can now look back and see it. The conflict between parent and ...more
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this as a e book from Net Galley for my i pad. I enjoyed reading it. It had a good story to it. It was my first book read by this author. I hope to read more books by this author.
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Okay. Let me be completely honest about this novel. I wasn't sure what I was going to feel with this story. I knew I would at least like it. I mean truly. It's a story based in the 80's(I'm a child of the 80's, by the way.) and Pakistan, two things I don't usually read about. But, once I started it, Wilhelm gripped me! I flew through this thrilling novel and ended up truly enjoying it! Each page turn, each character, brought me closer to an end I didn't want to happen because I really felt a ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Street of Storytellers honestly amazed me. Through the eyes of a 15 year old you are taken back to 1984 through Peshawar in Pakistan. Luke’s father brings him here on his Christmas vacation to help Luke understand and connect with his father’s work about a lost civilization. Blaming his father’s work on his parents divorce - Luke is very reluctant to learn anything about what his father is working on here.

Through this novel, Luke is confronted with many obstacles. He isn’t familiar with the
abdulia ortiz-perez
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
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We are giving this 4.5 STARS
This is not my type of reading but was happy to received this cuz it was so good. Know I have to read more books of it and read more action packed books.

Wow what a surprising read. Couldn’t put it down and enjoyed every minute of it. Has a nice flow right from the end of the other books to this book. Just when I thought it was ending you turned
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Doug Wilhelm is the author of 17 books for young readers, including Street of Storytellers, winner of the 2019 Book Award for Young Adult Fiction from the Independent Publishers of New England. Doug's previous books include The Revealers, a novel about bullying that has been the focus of reading-and-discussion projects in over 1,000 U.S. middle schools, and True Shoes, the Revealers sequel on ...more