Monday, February 16, 2009

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

I couldn't help but feel I was getting preached to as I read this YA novel. Yes, I learned a lot about why Muslim women in Australia choose to wear the hajab. or traditional head covering. But I felt like there was too much of a sociology or history lesson thrown in. Heck, there was even stuff about Orthodox Judaism and traditional Japanese culture. I would have liked Randa's tale better if I weren't being instructed, and instead, just learned as I read a good story. There just wasn't a good enough story here for me.

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