The author captures Nnenna’s internal confusion and turmoil of the teenager, set against the rich backdrop of her native Nigeria, but the voice is often stilted and focused on conveying information rather than letting the story flow. Readers may learn a lot, yet come away feeling overwhelmed by the experience. Ages 12–up. – Publishers Weekly
“If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read, it is Trapped In Oblivion”.
“Trapped In Oblivion is intensely moving, message-rich and interactive; told in real time with all the changes in perspective that teenagers and parents must deal with. This book is a valuable lens onto how we make life-altering decisions, especially where it concerns the younger generation in the fast-paced, technological world we live in today. When we let old rules of past generations apply to present generation, the equation rarely balances, and when it does not, the outcome is usually grievous. This enthralling masterpiece doesn’t shrink from the highly personal, neither does it honey-coat the pressures and ills of family life when ignorance is allowed to reign supreme”. -Ignite Africa