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

Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full- time and everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. 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.

Can she handle the taunts of "towel head," the prejudice of her classmates, and still attract the cutest boy in school? Brilliantly funny and poignant, Randa Abdel-Fattah's debut novel will strike a chord in all teenage readers, no matter what their beliefs.

I'm not quite sure why I grabbed this from the library. I was browsing the online catalog and threw it in my hold queue. And wow, I'm so glad I did. Picked it up this afternoon and finished it this evening while watching the UND/UNH hockey game (we split). I just really loved this book. Anyways, there are plenty of other reviews out there that are way more articulate than I can be, but I do really recommend this book.


Michele said...

Hmmm...adding this one to my wishlist at Amazon. I enjoyed the Persepolis books and this sounds a little like them in concept. Cute cover too. Congrats on adding a new kitty to the family, btw. :)

Nicole said...

Thanks, Michele!