coincidence that Fatima, Mik, and Jimmi are all teenagers during our story.
Jimmi is the oldest of the bunch at eighteen, but Fatima and Mik are only sixteen
and fifteen, respectively. The characters' youth allows them to take risks and
act impulsively, but it's not all fun and games for our main crew—in fact, the
gang has to deal with everything from drugs to immigration laws to bombs.
this coming to terms with the darker issues the world has to offer, though,
that allows these three to grow up and learn a lot about themselves. Even
though this book deals with darker themes than some other young adult lit
novels, it's certainly directly toward audiences in their teens, just like our