An American kid, in a place he doesn’t understand.
This multicultural thriller for YA and adult readers is about three families across two cultures. It’s about the power of music, the impacts of extremism, an ancient true story – and taking the risk, even when it’s big, of thinking for yourself.
Luke blames his parents’ divorce on his dad’s obsession with finishing a book about a lost civilization in a dangerous part of Asia. But his father wants his son to understand, so during a school holiday he brings Luke to Peshawar, the legendary frontier city in northwest Pakistan. Luke refuses to learn anything about his dad’s project; instead he’s drawn into the strange, intriguing Old City, where a violent new extremism is on the rise. He’s dazzled by a rebellious girl, Danisha, but they can’t ever be seen together. He’s recruited by her brother to assist the jihadis – but he also bonds with Yusuf, an Afghan refugee who knows what could happen. Then there are the musicians Luke befriends, and a warmhearted Sufi teacher who opens his eyes.
This is an adventure book that’s about something. Once you start reading, it will grip you till the end.
Street of Storytellers is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained, and excited me from the very first page! Everything about this piece of thrilling YA literature was exciting; the characters, as well as the settings the reader gets to experience and the incredible literature courtesy of the wonderful Doug Wilhelm, made me fall madly in love with this book! Street of Storytellers is a book that can only be described as a read that should not be missed and so if you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
Street of Storytellers is a thrilling, unique, and moving YA thriller that takes its readers on a twisty turny journey from start to finish. The reader in Street of Storytellers will be introduced to the protagonist of the book, Luke. Luke is upset as his parents have divorced and he blames it on his dad’s obsession with an ancient civilization in Asia, a civilization that he is documenting in his book. Luke’s father however wants to show him that this is important to him and so takes him there for him to learn about his father’s project.
It is here however that Luke’s life will drastically change forever as he finds himself in a city with extremism, a beautiful but dangerous girl called Danisha that captures his heart, and jihadis that he soon forms bonds with and what follows next is shocking as well as thrilling and this book lover is the short premise of the incredible Street of Storytellers!
The story of Street of Storytellers is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!
The excellent author of this novel, Doug Wilhelm effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Wilhelm’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Doug Wilhelm is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Wilhelm’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to invest in them! Especially the protagonist of Luke. They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s minds and this is another thing! Wilhelm has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting he has established. His sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination, and made me turn the pages with haste!
To summarize my thoughts on the remarkable novel that is Street of Storytellers; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! Street of Storytellers gets five stars from me!
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