Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie was recommended to me by a member of our South Asian Reads facebook group, as well as Tahmima Anam – the writer of my first read of the challenge, The Bones of Grace. (Side note – coolest feeling ever; when your favourite author recommends a read. NO. BIG.DEAL.)
Based on the reviewes and the recommendations, my expectations were really high. Thankfully, I was not disappointed. Home Fire hooked me in the first few pages with the introduction of Isma. She is the dutiful eldest child of her family who has put her own dreams and desires on the back burner for years to raise her younger twin siblings after the passing of their parents.