Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Sister to Honor by Lucy Ferriss

<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="A Sister to Honor" border="0" src="" /></a><a href="">A Sister to Honor</a> by <a href="">Lucy Ferriss</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="">3 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Afia is a Pakistani teenager who is attending Smith College while her older brother Shahid plays squash for Enright.  Shahid is her keeper--he's supposed to make sure that her virtue remains intact so that she can be properly married off after college.<br><br>But things get tricky. She begins dating a man, and that is strictly forbidden.  Photographs are posted on social media of her touching that man. And then her family gets involved. <br><br>Afia's family is strict--some more than others--and she needs to be punished for disgracing her family. <br><br>Does Afia ring true to other readers? I'm having trouble understanding how she could break some religious rules and adhere to others so faithfully. I connected more with the female squash coach then Afia, which makes me wonder if Afia's characterization was a bit off.
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