Does My Head Look Big In This?

I love this book! Amal, a Australian-Palestinian Muslim girl living in Melbourne decides to wear a hijab, which is a Muslim head scarf, full-time. This is a big commitment for her, especially since she goes to a private school which is home to the central headquarters for the fashion police. But she knows that her faith will guide her. Of course, there’s a ton of school trouble. The principal doesn’t like the hijab, and neither do the fashion police. One girl goes out of her way to find embarrassing and mean things about Muslims, and come up to Amal the next day and ask her what she thinks about it. So rude! Then, of course, Amal also has to worry about whether or not her crush, Adam, likes the hijab. She also has to deal with her aunt and uncle, who are trying to be as Australian as possible. Fake accents, hair dye, and crocodile decorations everywhere! They want Amal to take it off. Pressure surrounding her from all sides, Amal wonders if she should take off the hijab. But I’m not going to tell you if she does. Only the book will tell you!

What I liked: the aunt and uncle. They were so ridiculous!

What I didn’t like: Tia. She’s a jerk.                                                  


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. White Pearl
    Aug 02, 2013 @ 17:11:41

    This book must be excellent ! Looking forward to read it….Love your blog xx


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    Aug 21, 2013 @ 01:37:22

    constantly i used to read smaller articles or reviews that also clear their
    motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I am reading here.


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