By Tahereh Mafi
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of the Shatter Me sequence comes a robust, heartrending modern novel about fear, first love, and the devastating influence of prejudice.
It’s 2002, a yr after Sep 11. It’s a really turbulent time politically, yet specifically so for somebody like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim woman who’s uninterested in being stereotyped.
Shirin isn't stunned by way of how terrible humans may be. She’s bored with the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the actual violence—she endures due to her race, her faith, and the hijab she wears each day. So she’s outfitted up protecting partitions and refuses to enable someone shut sufficient to harm her. in its place, she drowns her frustrations in tune and spends her afternoons break-dancing together with her brother.
But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the 1st individual in ceaselessly who relatively turns out to need to get to understand Shirin. It terrifies her—they appear to come from irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her defend up for thus lengthy that she’s uncertain she’ll ever have the ability to enable it down.
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