Monthly Archives: February 2018

I Am Thunder

I Am Thunder is the tale of level-headed Muzna, trying to be what her parents want her to be: a good Pakistani Muslim girl, no make-up, no boyfriends and just the right amount of religion in her life. Oh and … Continue reading

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Long Way Down

Long Way Down is already a National Book Awards Finalist and a Newbery Honor Book. It’s been published in the UK in a special edition illustrated by Chris Priestley. I was unable to appreciate the illustrations fully reading on a … Continue reading

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This Is Just A Test

Duelling grandmas, bar mitzvahs, trivia quiz teams and um, nuclear fallout shelters combine to unlikely but hilarious effect in this novel for middle-grade readers. 1983 and David, Da-Wei Horowitz is worried about his approaching bar mitzvah. His Chinese grandma Wai … Continue reading

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Saints and Misfits

Saints and Misfits is the tale of Janna, in her sophomore year at high school (roughly equivalent to Year 10 in the UK) and with a number of problems. One, her annoying big brother is on a year out of … Continue reading

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