Three-sentence Review: This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi

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A three-sentence review of This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi published by Feiwel & Friends.

Eli, Rinn, Daniella, and Imogen work for an independent bookstore in Chicago. In the next twenty-four hours, their lives will change, and not in the way they are planning as they clock in for work. Aminah Mae Safi makes the most of her setting and three main characters in this excellent novel.

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What are the stakes?

Aminah Mae Safi ramps up the stakes by opening with Eli making a bad choice to try and save the bookstore. From that scene, we know more about what’s going on than Rinn, Daniella, and Imogen do and we get to watch them realize what the stakes are. Then, the stakes get higher as the trio attempts their own rescue effort. There are also high stakes between the employees about personal issues and as the day passes, they are forced to reevaluate the boxes they’ve put the coworkers into.

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