Thursday 15 August 2019

Take It Back Blog Tour

Take It Back is a gripping courtroom drama, perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard, He Said/She Said and Anatomy of a Scandal. 

 The Victim: A sixteen-year-old girl with facial deformities, neglected by an alcoholic mother. Who accuses four boys of something unthinkable.

 The Defendants: Four handsome teenage boys from hardworking immigrant families. All with corroborating stories. Someone is lying. Former barrister Zara Kaleel, one of London's brightest young legal minds, takes up Jodie Wolfe's case; she believes her, even if those closest to Jodie do not.

 Jodie and Zara become the centre of the most explosive criminal trial of the year, in which ugly divisions within British society are exposed. As everything around Zara begins to unravel she becomes even more determined to get Jodie the justice she's looking for. But at what price

I don't even know where to begin with this book. It was incredible.
The Victim, Jodie accuses 4 boys of the unthinkable, we meet her as she goes to Zara with this claim. Zara believes Jodie, and Zara prides herself on been a good judge of character so will support her all the way.
However, this case blows up, like explosive - not only is it a sensitive subject anyway but then throw in a disabled girl and 4 young men from immigrant backgrounds and Zara who is also Muslim and is facing alot of hate for helping Jodie.

Who is telling the truth? This is one of the tag lines and i really couldn't be 100% sure all along, my opinions swayed constantly and i was left shook, and then again right until the very end.

This book tackles alot of issues, deep sensitive ones in a brilliant way, it addresses how society looks at things. It is a thought provoking and will have you thinking about it long after you have finished reading it. it is more than just a courtroom drama - by a long shot. It considers factors that not all books do, it looks at race, religion and gender. We are presented with a wide array of evidence and left to form our opinions.

I cant stop thinking about this read because it really was incredible. I am so grateful i got to be on this tour because it meant i got to read this. Now you should too

Author Info
Kia Abdullah is an author and travel writer from London. Her new novel Take It Back is out now (HQ/HarperCollins, Aug 2019).

Kia has contributed to The New York TimesThe GuardianBBC and Lonely Planet, and is the founding editor of outdoor travel blog Atlas & Boots, read by 250,000 people a month. 

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