"Few mysteries combine cultural diversity, politics and physical danger with a lighthearted friendship. This engaging mix will have great appeal."—Kirkus Reviews
"A captivating thriller grounded in real-world problems."—Publishers Weekly
"A rollicking and fast-paced young adult adventure novel."—South China Morning Post
"Hiatt...offers middle-school-aged readers an appealing mix of action and friendship, with lessons about world events and human rights woven throughout."—Washington Post Book World
“A compelling, teen-centric political thriller . . . inspired by actual events.”—BooklistOnline.com
A NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
From the Hardcover edition.