Author Name: Yasmin Shiraz
Publication Date: August 28, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner
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After loosing his father, Khalil wanted to belong to something outside of his mother and sister. He joins Duece Tres, a local DC gang hoping to become the leaders right hand man. Khalil is put to the test and his loyalty put in to question.
Tashera loves her brother, Khalil, he is her best friend. When she finds him on their doorstep half dead she goes into action to save him. When the doctor delivers bad news to Khalil, she is there to try to cheer him up. Tashera believes he should tell the truth no matter the circumstances. Khalil does the opposite, which changes Tashera’s view about the brother she’s always looked up to.
Loyal is about the bond between siblings, how easily it is to unknowingly hurt the other and understanding the true meaning of being loyal to a person. This book had a meaningful message but seemed rushed at the end and it started with a lot of telling not showing. Overall, the message of the book is needed and should be read by young adults everywhere.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.
Reviewed by Teresa Beasley