Does my Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

December 2, 2009
By Paramore BRONZE, Seattle, Washington
Paramore BRONZE, Seattle, Washington
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Many of us have felt alone in school. Whether it’s because you don’t wear the right clothes, talk the right way, eat the right things, make enough money, you just don’t fit in. Imagine you went to a private school in Australia. Got a clear picture? Now, in addition to that school in Australia, imagine that you are a Muslim-Islamic teenager. The only Muslim-Islamic teenager in your school.

“Does My Head Look Big In This?” is a piece of fiction which teenagers can relate to, whether you are black, white, brown, purple, yellow, or green.

This story is about a young woman named Amal who has some real obstacles to overcome after deciding to start wearing the hijab full time. She used to be set apart from the popular crowd. Now she’s even farther.

This book deals with ethnicity, popularity, bulimia, first loves, friends, family, and standing up for who you are. This is a great read, and I recommend it to girls of any age!


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on Dec. 17 2009 at 11:01 am
peace_love_beauty PLATINUM, Florien, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

I loved this book! It was very well-written, and I love Randa Abdel-Fartah's view on things.

on Dec. 14 2009 at 5:58 pm
ravenluster BRONZE, Brisbane, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Because some are never meant to last more than a moment. And this was one of them..." - Kevin Brooks.

Absolutely grand book. Great idea.

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on Dec. 12 2009 at 12:18 pm
Garnet BRONZE, Frederick, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Fall down seven times, stand up eight."

This was one of the first books I read this school year, which is my freshman year of high school!! Great review! :)


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