Common Sense Media says

Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.

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Educator Written bymrlayman July 28, 2014

Wonderful story

As the back cover suggests this story begins with a gut-wrenching incident. I couldn't put the book down until I knew the main character, a young middle school boy, found peace. It was a wonderfully layered and satisfying story that put the reader in the shoes of a young Afghani arriving in California. The 9/11 backdrop adds an educational layer that most young readers probably are not exposed to. This story, involving a lost child, was an emotional experience for me as a parent. I don't think kids will be as affected, disturbed, by it. Overall a wonderful story with themes of tolerance, friendship, family, loyalty and hope.
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Kid, 10 years old October 3, 2011

LOVE IT

very good, a bit of violence, but otherwise,great!
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Teen, 13 years old Written byBook Connoisseur April 27, 2016

A Good Book

Shooting Kabul is a great book because you learn a lot about Afghanistan and the world and what it was like to be Muslim then. The only violence was bullying, and that is solved in a positive way-kids banning together. Overall, the book is pretty good.
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