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BOTM Review: American War by Omar El Akkad 📖

I’ve been SO bad with reading lately…just finishing up this book, which I got in April! The premise of this book really intrigued me. Its set in a future dystopian version of America, where the North and South are fighting a second Civil War spurred by the South’s desire to continue using now-banned fossil fuels while the rest of the country uses solar energy. Aside from the story of the main character, which I’ll get to below, there’s a lot of interesting re-imaginings of how the country will look like in these years. There’s a map in the beginning of the book (I’ve included it to the left) which gives you a look at the current borders. The secessionist “Free …

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