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“Karim’s first novel provides a rare exploration of Muslim culture and will be a welcome addition to teen collections.” —Booklist
“A solid choice.” —School Library Journal
“In this debut, episodic novel, rife with smart, self-deprecating humor . . . Nina searches for identity and emerging independence while accepting the reality of her home life.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Whether they share Nina’s circumstances or not, readers will readily identify with her struggle, and they’ll find her an endearing and admirable literary companion.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"This is one of the funniest books anyone can read."—A YALSA YA Galley Teen Reader
"The book was a quick read and taught me a lot about the Muslim culture. The author uses everyday language, so anybody can read it. There aren’t that many books out there that has such an interesting point of view (from a Muslim’s perspective)." —A YALSA YA Galley Teen Reader
"The story was really entertaining, I didn't want to put it down." —A YALSA YA Galley Teen Reader
"This was a fun read that left me . . . thinking."—Rebecca, 13
"Pleae write a sequel,"— Cecelia, age 13
SHEBA KARIM was born and raised in the Catskills. She received an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and presently lives in New York City. This is her first book.See all Product Description