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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
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A solid debut novel about a Cameroonian couple's quest for the American Dream. The novel shows the dream of America versus the difficulties of actually living here. The characters were realistic and multi-faceted. I both loved and loathed some of them -- each making terrible decisions and then showing kindness and compassion. I was surprised by the end and think this would make an excellent book for discussion especially given the current political discussion on immigration.
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Reading Progress

March 3, 2016 – Shelved
March 3, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 23, 2016 – Started Reading
March 29, 2016 – Finished Reading
April 5, 2016 – Shelved as: read-2016
April 5, 2016 – Shelved as: arc

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Sajjad Azim I totally agree with you. This book touches some nerves of the reader. Although it is debatable that in current circumstances, there is really something like the american dream, especially for the marginals.


message 2: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze Our Diversity in All Forms Book Club is reading this for July... We’d love to have you join the discussion on it. :) https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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