I Hope You Get This Message
News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet—Alma—claiming to be its creator. If they’re being inte ...more
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To answer your first question, one of the three protagonists is a young Pakistani-American…moreWalaikum asalaam! Thank you so much for your kind words.
To answer your first question, one of the three protagonists is a young Pakistani-American Muslim boy, but I would not classify my book as a Muslim scifi novel; to be specific, it's YA contemporary with grounded scifi elements (i.e., the existence of the hyper-intelligent aliens). As for book availability, I'll try to answer as soon as I have more information! :) (less)
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It reminded Adeem of one of the poems his sister had shared with him once, one by Rumi. In the poem, Rumi banters with God over life’s usual philosophical questions: what to do with that pesky thing called a heart, where to focus one’s eyes, etcetera, etcetera. But when Rumi asks God what to do with his pain and sorrow, God tells him, “Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
tw : suicide attempt (in the past, not depicted), mental health issues,
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This book. I don't have words for how much I love it.
It's beautifully written, laced with sadness, and anger, and most of all hope. Farah Naz Rishi is a simply incredible writer. This book is important. I can't wait for more people to read it.
It was okay. The premise was super cool and I thought the beginning was interesting, but I slowly lost interest as the book went on.
This is so subjective, but the problem I had was that this was a very emotionally fueled book. Every decision the characters make is based purely on their feelings. For a logic minded person such as myself, this was rather frustrating to read since I just couldn't comprehend the reasoning behind ...more
I absolutely loved the story itself and found it super timely, not only when it came to the small plot arcs like the islamophobia that Adeem has to face, Cath’s ever-present worry over her mother’s decease and the homophobia that Jesse has to deal with but also how the author used the threat of annihilation to show us how the best and worse of humanity can c ...more