This is a great Teen book about a girl who decides to commit to wearing the hijab halfway through her junior year of high-school. Our heroine’s inner dialogue is both realistic and funny as she goes through her daily activities and challenges, all with new headwear. This decision makes her a very public target for people with political and religious animosity for whom she has now become a symbol rather than a person.
I loved the themes in this book. Amal is just a girl, and the author depicts her in many different situations, all while living in the best way she knows how. This story goes far beyond the basic premise and presents a wonderful portrait of people at their worst, as well as their best.
Bookwyrm Rating – Appetizer