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Medeia Sharif's novel is one of The Bestest. Debuts. Ever!

 I just finished reading this book and loved it! 

I felt it was very humorous, at the same time that it explored a complex subject matter. I also truly appreciate books with diverse characters and applaud both the author and the publisher for releasing a novel that strays from what most mainstream publishers would consider marketable.

The heroine, 15 Year-old Muslim teenager, Almira Abdul, faces issues that teenagers of many cultures and sexual orientations can relate to, including trying to reconcile a social/romantic life with a family that doesn't get who you really are to the point where you have to hide it in front of them for fear of reprisals.

It also tackled the teen angst issue of having a crush on someone that your best friend likes, and having to weigh the importance of choosing between losing a longtime friendship over someone you don't truly know.

This author definitely knows how to balance light-hearted fun with deeper issues and I'm definitely looking forward to reading her next book and seeing what she comes up with next! You can purchase it here: http://www.amazon.com/Bestest-Ramadan-Ever-Medeia-Sharif/dp/0738723231/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316488082&sr=8-1


Bravo!

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Sounds good!

The book sounds interesting! Could you give a purchase link? :)

Re: Sounds good!

I added the link to the story! ;-)

Re: Sounds good!

Book added to my wishlist! (will buy when I am back home, right now I am on vacation in Costa Rica) :)