Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

This novel explores the lives of two families in New York City during the 2008 financial crisis. One family is a wealthy couple who live a luxurious lifestyle due to their Wall Street connections, while the other family is a pair of Cameroonian immigrants who are trying to make ends meet. As the financial crisis hits, both families face challenges that test their relationships, their dreams, and their understanding of the American Dream.

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Total Points: 18

Since this book was first published in 2016, there is a penalty of 67.2%. The age adjusted score is 5.9.

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