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Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan
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Jul 05, 10

bookshelves: tween, multicultural, girl-main-character
Read in January, 2009

Jameela's story is heartbreaking, yet it is so lovely to see her grow and learn and navigate her way through a troubled world. Ultimately, her story is one of empowerment and hope and opens a window onto modern-day Afghanistan. This was another book that swept me up after the first few pages and kept me going until the end.
Readers who like strong female characters, enjoy learning about other cultures (or reading about their own, depending on the reader), and tend toward realistic fiction might enjoy this. Those who like orphan-type stories where the child has to succeed or fail on his or her own and live by his or her wits might like this, too. It is based on a true story, so this might be a good crossover book from biography.
Child Abuse. Drugs. Drinking. Prayer.
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