Coming To Astoria by Omar Jaloudi

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Blurb: A humorous novelette of growing up in New York City in the 1970's in the tradition of Mark Twain. From shoe shining in bars to a chance encounter with a celebrity, this book will put a smile on your face

Review: Coming to Astoria by Omar Jaloudi is about a little boy moving, with his family, to New York city from Jordan in 1968. It's a wonderful tale that follows some of the fascinating adventures of this boy from the ages of seven to eleven in a tumultuous time - the 70's.
The story is told with such clarity that I could almost feel I'm standing on the side watching his every move as he works his way through how to live life in New York, and survive.
The adventures of little Omar pull you in to find out what happens to the little tyke. The story also has humorous moments that make you laugh, for instance when he has an almost head on collision with a bike and hurts his leg. His description of how you do not bring blood into the house because of the wrath you will get from your mother is quite hysterical in it's description.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story. This book very much reminded me of Huck Finn by Mark Twain, it was adventure after adventure of a little boy trying to find his place in the world and brought the reader along with him.
The only thing I did not enjoy about this book is that it ended too quickly, I want to know more about what adventures this little boy had growing up.

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