Novels like this draw me in and make me immensely emotional because although they're fiction, what we know about the rise of extreme nationalism makes this more realistic. These may be fictional characters, but these are real experiences that genuinely real people are facing. I'm even more drawn to novels like these because I am an immigrant. I have had my family held at the border whilst I waited on the other side. I'm going to get my tissues ready for the rest of this novel.