The Trap by Alan Gibbons Book Review

A review of ‘The Trap’ by Alan Gibbons. A story of terrorism, heroism and everything in between.

I received a free copy of The Movie Version in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.

Title: The Trap

Author: Alan Gibbons

Purchase: Available in the UK and preorder for the US.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: People who want to broaden their reading topics

Themes: “Terrorism, heroism and everything in between”

Review: ‘The Trap’ by Alan Gibbons is about a young guy that has been influenced by the wrong crowd. In his defence, he wants to do some good for the world.
Majid wants to travel to Syria to defend his people, where they are getting tortured and massacred on a daily basis. Sadly, he has been brainwashed by another group and this influences him. He moves from London to become a medic out in Syria to help the community, but he starts to really see what has happened to the country and the state they are in..

His family miss him terribly and believe that he became an extremist and died during battle out in Syria. For what they do not know is that he is alive and back in the country. He is now working with MI5 to catch other extremists that are planning a terrorist attack.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would happily read it again, which is not usually like me! It is a really fast-paced book which has really short chapters which I loved. The chapters do flick back and forth in time, but do not come across as confusing at all – they are very relevant to the opposing time they are talking about.

I would highly recommend giving this a read, especially if you want a complete change of book. This book really makes you think about the modern day and how our country controls situations that others would not have heard about.
I picked this book up to read on Tuesday night and I was finished by Wednesday afternoon as I could not put it down!

A really refreshing read and very intriguing so I will give it a 5 out of 5.
Check out my other book reviews:

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch


    1. That’s amazing to hear! – I loved it and every now and then, I keep thinking back to it. I would love to find a book around the same topic 😀

      Thanks for your lovely comment! xx

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