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by Randa Abdel-Fattah
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 4 years ago
While this book is far from perfect, I appreciate what the author attempted to do. In the book, a teenager fights against ignorance and stereotypes regarding Islam and Muslim identity. Facing issues such as mistaken oppression, the freedom of choice, and flat-out racism, I think this was a good star...
DubaiReader rated it 5 years ago
This book started out rather slowly, with Amal writing lists of why she should, or should not, commit to wearing the hijab to school. Her endless agonising about it was starting to get on my nerves. However, once she decided to go ahead with it and came face to face with all the issues it raised, th...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it 6 years ago
It hit me as I was power walking on the treadmill at home, watching a Friends rerun for about the ninetieth time.It's that scene where Jennifer Aniston is dressed in a hideous bridesmaid's outfit at her ex's wedding. Everyone's making fun of her and she wants to run away and hide. Then she suddenly ...
Malin rated it 7 years ago
3.5 starsAmal is sixteen, and about to start her second year as the only Muslim at a posh private high school, when she has an epiphany while watching Friends.She decides to start wearing the hibab full time, fully aware that this will attract all sorts of attention, and that it may be the most popu...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 7 years ago
I'm really liking this so far, but the copy I've got has definitely been Americanized, and I'm finding it pretty distracting. This book is pretty great. I'm not Muslim or Palestinian or Australian, but I definitely relate to Amal. I like that the book addresses issues of race and religion, but the s...
The Goodness of books!
The Goodness of books! rated it 8 years ago
Review to come.For now excellent book with issues and morals relating to real life. Brilliant story. :)
Booknut 101's Bookworm Haven
Booknut 101's Bookworm Haven rated it 8 years ago
One of the best books I've read - it's honesty, spirit and colourful characters find their way into your heart, where deep down you can relate to Amal and her struggle for identity and to just be herself among the troubles of today's Australian society. Full of laughter, teen troubles, quirky parent...
paigeawesome rated it 8 years ago
Ugh well I just wrote a five paragraph review of this book to have my keyboard wig out or something and now it's gone.My main point was that it looked and sounded awesome but was not able to hold my interest. And it's YA fiction. I've quit reading books partway through maybe 4 times in my life. It w...
Kiwiria rated it 11 years ago
YA, but don't let that scare you. It's really, really relevant and really, really well-written. I loved reading about Amal's life, and though her experiences as a Muslim were obviously foreign to me, her experiences as deeply religious weren't. It was interesting to see how similar many of our moral...
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