Pippi Longstocking was first published in Sweden in 1945 and its original title is Pippi Langstrump. It has been translated into many editions and languages, even after decades have passed.
This Abdel-Fattah’s first debut novel was published in 2007. Does My Head Look Big in This? tells a story about a sixteen-year-old Palestinian-Australian-Muslim teenage girl named Amal who lived in Melbourne. At the age of sixteen, Amal decided to become a full-timer. Full-timer means Amal wearing hijab whenever she went to public places, and not just to school. Amal was once attended Islamic school until 10th grade. However, because the school couldn’t provide higher grades for the students, Amal continued her high school in a private school, McCleans.
Okay, first of all, I was utterly, unbelievably frustrated reading this book. I was getting too emotional, I felt anger was boiling inside me.
Congratulations and thank you, Aisha Saeed, Written in the Stars is painfully beautiful. This is a great piece of writing that you will never want to put it down. Great story, great plot and twists, strong characters, and important issue that anyone should be aware of.
“After I read a good book, I have a hard time coping with reality.”
I was still pretty drunk, even after I have finished reading The Life of A Banana around 30 minutes ago. My heart keeps telling me, “Write it up, write it up” before I am sober again (from a book hangover, yeah I know, total nerd).
“One year ago I left my home for school and never returned.”
Today, Malala’s name traveling from one article to another, both in printed and digital form. She becomes one of the trending topics of the world’s latest news as few weeks ago she’s just got a Nobel Peace Prize award and becomes the youngest winner of all time.
This is Green’s first book published in 2005, yet it is his fourth novel I read. Previously I read The Fault in Our Stars (The winner of YA Fiction on 2012 Goodreads Choice Award),Will Grayson, Will Grayson (A collaboration novel with David Levithan), and Let It Snow (Heartwarming winter stories, written by him, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle). Yet, so far, Looking for Alaska is his only one book I rated 5 stars in Goodreads. I am a little too attached to this one and I must admit, this one’s my favorite! Even though I’ve finished reading it a few hours ago, I feel like I am still wandering around Culver Creek, visiting Dorm 43 and Smoking Hole and McInedible, and looking through the Eagle’s Look of Doom. Sorry. Too many spoilers.