Randa Abdel-Fattah is an attorney, a writer, a chocoholic, and an active member in the interfaith community, as well as the campaign for Palestinian human. Randa Abdel-Fattah ยท Coming of Age; . chats with friends on her cell phone, reads Cosmo and decides to wear a hijab, or Muslim head scarf, full- time. The Priest would declare me a heretic; my parents would LOOK INSIDE Randa Abdel-Fattah is twenty-five, and has her own identity hyphens to contend .

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There’s a reason why I don’t like Scholastic books. View all 3 comments. Namely, they’re cheaply put together, the pages are crinkled and they start to fall out. Drews rated it liked it Shelves: I especially don’t know the female perspective. There’s a whole gamut of what teens pook through and put up with in this book, and it may sound like it would be crowded, but it’s abdle-fattah.

Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options They shop on Bridge Road because that’s where all the outlet stores were at the time. Sep 27, Mimo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I’m Amal Abdel-Hakim, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim still trying to come to grips with my various identity hyphens. Her mother is extremely strict. The narrarator’s voice is so abdel-faytah, it makes me want to scream.

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Sadly, it failed to entertain me for more than ten minutes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

That was a sucky su Sixteen year old Amal makes a momentous decision right before the start of a new term at her snotty private school: I’m still amazed by the usage of the song. In summary, in case you want to skip all of my above ranting Abdel-Fattah spends too much time defending Islam to the obviously ignorant characters in the book, and not enough time explaining the faith of Muslims to her very intelligent readers who want to know.


With her attention-attracting hijab and her policy against dating, Amal tries to find the line between social acceptance and assimilation as she grapples with adolescence and her “hyphenate” identity as an Australian-Palestinian-Muslim girl.

Based on 11 reviews. This follows the life of a Muslim teen struggling to live her life according to her own beliefs, religion, and culture while surrounded by the never ending prejudice and ignorance. The rest of us were the whitest skips you’ll ever come across although admittedly, one was of Greek descent and Maybe I just don’t see these kind of books bg there, but seriously When I saw a young adult book featuring a Muslim girl on the cover, my interest was piqued.

Animated coming-of-age abdel-fagtah is poignant, mature. Similar Items Does my head look big in this?

Does my head look big in this

Or why, for example, Muslim women wear their symbol of faith on their heads, and not Muslim men. Every time Titanic is on cable, we have to watch it, talking to each other over the phone during the duration of the film as proof.

Informizely customer feedback surveys. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else.


For all we know, she may have wanted to demonstrate exactly that Hijab is not what a real Muslim is about; and if this was what she aimed for, I would say that she did a good job at that. Welcome to my world. I snatched this book right up off the new books shelf, because how often do you see a girl wearing a hijab on the cover? I’m an Amazon Affiliate. I’d recommend this book to any teen– especially one who has ever had to defend or uphold a personal stance, religious or not.

The negative actions are never addressed, there is no story arc of accepting yourself, she’s still trying diets in the last chapter, which makes it feel like all this harm was for nothing.

Does my head look big in this

The dialogue was So. It’s very rare we f I have some mixed feelings on certain aspects of this book, but overall, I enjoyed my time reading it!

I was really really satisfied with what I entered this book looking for and that’s the most important thing to me! I looj raised Baptist. And it seems as if the author is ope Wow.

It definitely fills a gap in young adult literature: After he caught her sneaking a cigarette, Amal’s dad makes her smoke half a pack — she doesn’t want to smoke after that.