The Trouble With Belonging

The Trouble with Belonging by Magdalena Stanhof is the heartfelt, riveting story of Kehuan, who spent most of his childhood struggling with identity, moving, and traveling around the world, becoming familiar with this ethnicity and family history. As Kehuan adjusts to a new life abroad, he experiences isolation, struggles to fit in and find his bearings. With no family roots, close friends, or a sense of belonging, he quickly learns to become independent, adjusting to a path of solitude from a young age.

The author narrates the story with an even pace that’s both exciting and engaging so that the reader essentially travels alongside Kehuan to explore life with him. Kehuan learns quickly that he’s an outsider and finds a connection with Niki, a free-spirited girl who shares his passion for life and discovery. Kehuan struggles with his lack of social skills and feeling withdrawn. Together, Niki and Kehuan find a space where they can explore their authentic, creative side while at the same time learning to survive a childhood riddled with emotional trauma, abuse, and tragedy.

This fascinating coming-of-age story is rich with solid character development, self-reflection, and learning how to survive in a place without feeling a sense of belonging. As Kehuan grows into his new life with Niki, he quickly learns that his struggles of feeling alone persist amid many difficult situations and incidents.

The Trouble with Belonging by Magdalena Stanhof is an evocative book exploring compelling themes of human nature and the need for connection. It’s a vivid and raw story of the realities of growing up as an outcast and learning to navigate life with a sense of purpose and belonging. Readers will be captivated by its down-to-earth and engaging story of turbulent teenage love, loss, and identity.

Pages: 762 | ASIN : B09KQ9T8WM

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