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Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind - Suzanne Fisher Staples
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind
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Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins... show more
Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything she’s dreamed of. Should she do what is necessary to uphold her family’s honor—or listen to the stirrings of her own heart?
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780440238560 (0440238560)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Shabanu (#1)
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Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
3.0
I'm really torn about how to rate this book. Many a time, the writing would pull me out, but just as often, the characters and story sucked me right back in. This tale of a young Pakistani girl starting to navigate what it means, in her world, to be a woman is engrossing at times, framed through the...
Flying Kick-a-pow!
Flying Kick-a-pow! rated it
1.0
i had to read this book for school in sixth grade and it is so disturbing. i was scarred for life. it's a realistic but very depressing book, and i didn't really like the writing style or the characters. and it has one of those endings that leaves you feeling like life is pointless. i wouldn't recom...
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