Historical fiction has always amused me. I love to read about places I know in a time long before me – with a fictional twist.
This month I have been completely captivated by the fictional natures of Chava the golem and Ahmad the jinni. I have truthfully devoured this book.
As Chava and Ahmad’s friendship begins, the learn how truly different their natures are. A golem is created to serve. A jinni is a free spirit. As their friendship grows, they challenge one another on the things that are inherent to them. Ahmad challenges Chava’s cautious approach to life, her satisfaction with mundane tasks, and her desire to not draw attention to herself. Chava questions Ahmad for being wreckless and bold.
Yet, as much as they push the other to view life differently, each of them wish they could be a little more like the other.
I love how they each become protective of one another – and protective of their friendship. Even as their friendship comes to pass, they still hear one another in their heads as a voice of reason.
What do you like about Chava and Ahmad’s friendship?
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