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Young Adult Fiction 1249
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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Set in modern-day Pakistan, The Shalamar Code follows impulsive fifteen-year-old Mumtaz as she and her friend and ally Rashid take on drug traders and spies to save her family from a dangerous conspiracy. Although the setting is unusual, the characters are entirely believable, and despite an underlying political commentary, the novel, for the most part, stays away from heavy-handed ideological messages. Above all an exciting (and therefore successful) adventure novel, The Shalamar Code will keep readers eagerly turning pages to find out how their flawed yet loveable heroine will get out of her latest scrape. Recommended for all readers.
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