All-American Muslim Girl
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This book could also not be more timely, as i ...more
I love every, single bit of it. Sweet and brave 16-yr-old Muslim Allie's tale is an utterly fascinating one, and her sheer determination and integrity will absolutely win your hearts. It's just the most perfect portrayal of identity and growing up. Allie, a non-practising Muslim girl, explores her identity and realises her growing desire to practice her faith, leaving readers feeling Allie's story is our story—anyone ...more
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
The way this book addresses the current political climate a ...more
Ali's father is of Jordanian/Syrian descent, and her mother is Anglo-American, so she doesn't "look" Muslim. Fair, with reddish hair, she sometimes has to diffuse situations in public when her father comes under scrutiny. Even though her extended family embraces their background and her cousins speak Circassian and Arabic, Ali's family is areligious and not concerned with cultural traditions. While this makes it easy for Ali to "pass", she feels guilty about denyi ...more
Allie is someone that I feel like most high schoolers can relate to. She might practice a different religion than some, but she still has those feelings of wanting to belon ...more
I read - and loved - Randa Abdelfattah's book, "Does My Head Look Big In This?", and have been looking for the American equivalent ever since. I am so glad to say that I have finally found it.
Allie's voice is so authentic and the way she expresses herself is like looking into a mirror of the mind in so many ways for me. Her desire to belong and understand herself and her place in the world is relatable. Her family is big, loud, and lo ...more
And she could keep this up, forever, except, at one point, she can't. And that is where t ...more
“You don’t have to be religious to have a relationship with God.”
It was so refreshing to read Allie’s journey of seeking a faith of her own, her struggle to find a place between “two worlds.” Her desire to have true, authentic conversations and friends is so compelling and relatable. I loved how Allie pushed into uncomfortable territory, asking questions and starting conversations about topics we often shy away from in our ever ...more
Allie (real name Alia) has recently relocated with her family to live in a suburb of Atlanta, and does typical 15/16 year old middle class girl things like going to a good high school, taking honors classes, having a crush on a dude whose name is Wells (yes, Wells). But what Allie doesn’t tell usually tell anyone is that she’s actual ...more
While boarding a plane to visit Dallas, Allie’s father begins to be harassed for speaking Arabic on the phone. Allie, Muslim herself but white-passing, calms down the situation, something that she’s used to doing. But that incident along with visiting her family in Dallas sparks a change in Allie. She’s never really explored her own religion, and for the first time, she wants to.
But at the same time, none of her fr ...more
Here are the reasons for the 3.5:
-many of the threads of this story seem disjointed or too stretched to be believab ...more
Nadine is a Circassian-American, a Muslim, and a believer that compassion and education can make the world a better place.
Nadine graduated from Barnard College and was formerly a beauty ...more