Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Waiting on Wednesday (3)
This week I’m waiting on an awesome-sounding book called Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. by Medeia Sharif, which is releasing on July 8th, 2011.
During Ramadan, we’re not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset, for a whole month. My family does this every year, even though I’ve been to a mosque exactly twice in my fifteen years. My exercise-obsessed mom—whose hotness skipped a generation, sadly—says I could stand to lose a few. But is torture really an acceptable method? I think not.
Things wouldn’t be so bad if I had a boyfriend, but my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and crushable artist, might be my soul mate. Figures my bestest friend Lisa likes him, too.
To top it off, there’s a new Muslim girl in school who struts around in super-short skirts, commanding every boy’s attention—including Peter’s. How can I get him to notice me? And will I ever feel like a typical American girl?
ZOMG it sounds just like my kind of book- immigrant experience, the whole “will I ever be a NORMAL American” (or in my case, Canadian), and would you believe- I had an amazing best friend named Lisa too!
I think I sound a little too excited, but it’s been a long time since there’ve been recent books on the immigrant experience or even books with diverse- or multicultural (?)- MCs, so I’m hoping this book’s another Kira-Kira (by Cynthia Kadohata) or Does My Head Look Big in This? (by Randa-Abdel Fattah).
The only thing better than reading a book is reading a book about someone you can relate to. So yeah, I am SO looking forward to this book.
PS: if the summary happens to freak you out a little (torture, oppressive parents, and all) let me tell you, this is one of those overdramatic girls I’m real familiar with, and I think the summary is meant to be funny, because I get the joke from one paragraph to another. So, well, this book is NOT about anything dark and heavy- I can tell because I have amazing superpowers- I always know about immigrant stuff 😉
What books are you guys looking forward to?