I’ve been friends with Karuna–Kaye–on Twitter for a while, and her activism and generosity of heart are themselves enough reason to read anything she writes. That her debut novel sounds incredible is just icing. A middle grade fantasy about a diabolical game a group of children are trapped in hits so many of my sweet spots. That it’s a book about children in New York City written by a native who lived through 9/11 as a young Muslim? I have chills.