Zahrah the Windseeker
In the Ooni Kingdom, children born dadawith vines growing in their hairare rumored to have special powers. Zahrah Tsami doesn’t know anything about that. She feels normal. Others think she’s differentthey fear her. Only Dari, her best friend, isn’t afraid of her. But then something begins to... show more
In the Ooni Kingdom, children born dadawith vines growing in their hairare rumored to have special powers. Zahrah Tsami doesn’t know anything about that. She feels normal. Others think she’s differentthey fear her. Only Dari, her best friend, isn’t afraid of her. But then something begins to happensomething that definitely marks Zahrah as differentand the only person she can tell is Dari. He pushes her to investigate, edging them both closer and closer to danger. Until Dari’s life is on the line. Only Zahrah can save him, but to do so she’ll have to face her worst fears alone, including the very thing that makes her different.
Publish date: February 18th 2008
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Speculative Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Magical Realism
ZARAH THE WINDSEEKER, BY NNEDI OKORAFORThis book was highly recommended, by two amazing ladies who I’m lucky enough to call friends. They did say, though, that it was a bit different from what I’m used to reading, and that I would have to cut it some slack at the beginning.Synopsis: Zahrah, a dada g...
This was very solidly a 4 star read from fairly early on. Interesting characters in a beautiful, strange and well realized world. I was having oh so much fun reading though. And then she dropped a HHG2G reference!
I liked the easy cadence of this YA fantasy, though it was occasionally awkward. I wasn't always sure why the Zahrah was billed as a person who thought ahead but seemed to not always plan well. The setting is nearly Utopian with odd references to Earth and even a shout out to the Hitchhiker's Guid...
This was a really sweet book about a young girl born with “dada-locks” (dreadlocks with vines growing through them). Her hair marks her as different and just a little fey, which makes her an outsider. She and her best friend decide to explore The Forbidden Greeny Jungle, and have strange and dange...
Zahrah lives in the northern Ooni Kingdom, where fear of the unknown runs deep. She is born dada, with vines growing through her hair and believed to have special powers. Besides their fear of dada, the people of the Ooni Kingdom also gravely fear the Forbidden Greeny Jungle, which begins on the o...