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8 Hours and 5 MinutesThere are three kinds of people in my world1 Saints those special people moving the world forward Sometimes you glaze over them Or at least I do They’re in your face so much you can’t see them like how you can’t see your nose2 Misfits people who don’t be. wow who knew this book was going to be such a breath of fresh air and at the same time hold an incredible emotional burdentw sexual assault to be honest i think the best way to write this review is just tell you what i loved and what i hated because me jumping into this expecting some great muslim rep a cute contemporary did not prepare me and it made my reading experience so much better the good this was so rich in culture i loved the close knit family dynamic that is so present in our culture today the family rep and the various perspectives given i related so much to the experiences that the characters shared together despite not sharing the exact same culture comes to show how we can all find some connection if a story covers it properly which this book definitely did muslim rep I LOVED IT done so so well except for a few things which i shall explain in my hate section i loved the connections between each character and asdfdfsdl i was so happy to find this rep characters janna i found myself liking her as the book went on her thoughts and emotions are portrayed in a very natural and realistic way not a thou must be pious and be as pious as me or on the other hand let me rebel against my religion which i adored she was the perfect in between fizz she has a very strong religious connection while still being funny and living her life without limiting herself at all which is so easy to relate to muhammad i ve alwaysss wanted an older brother so you can imagine how much i loved his character nuah YES YES YES 1000% YES you already know i was shipping him had janna like nothing else he was funny that s so important get yo head in the game janna you re missing out saint sarah tbh despite janna thinking she was the most annoying girl on the planet sarah was actually one of my favs soon lee SUCH A FIERCE UEEN that needed a lot coverage therefore i have not much to write for her sorry to let you down soon lee sausan she was a NIABI this was the rep that has been missing i loved it i also have the most respect for niabis especially in this day age all in all the characters were done extremely well what i m going to mention below is not exactly a spoiler bc it s a trigger warning as well as happening in the 2nd chapter but don t read it if you don t wanna janna is sexually assaulted my her best friend s cousin who also happens to be hafiz memorizer of the Holy uran so naturally everyone thinks he could never do something like that guys this was SO important so so so important recently i ve seen news stories where imams leaders of mosues molest young girls this is not a representation of an entire religion but it happens and the fact that the author managed to craft such a heartbreaking and raw story around this topic literally gave it all the stars it was so real and emotional and made me relate to janna even because I can only imagine what it s like to have nobody believe you to have someone who is regarded as a saint to the rest of your community to have done something so violating it s a lot to digest the bad okay y all i am not in any way saying that muslim girls are not allowed to have crushes on non muslim guys okay or vice versa the difference is that guys can end up marrying non muslim girls while the other way is not permitted i m not trying to preach anything here just stating the facts that should have been at the very least discussed by an ownvoices author who was advertising and delivering on in most aspects muslim rep regarding the next point when a girl wears a hijab it is a commitment however i am not degrading or demoralizing anyone who chooses to take it off because it is not in my place to judge so what was the issue janna has a crush on a guy named jeremy janna has an all female gym class in which she takes off her hijab jeremy walks in sees janna without hijab janna is aware of this fact and still resumes to sit there and gawk at him and you know who ends up reminding her that she is uncovered HER TEACHER who pronounces the word as hajeeb and then janna gets embarrased not even because she wasn t wearing her hijab but because HER TEACHER EMBARRASSED HER in front of the whole class specifically JEREMY i would be fine by this i would have waved it off but here is the deal the next few days she begins to condition her hair and plan on leaving it out purposefully because she wants to look good for jeremy Jeremy tells the gym teacher he needs to practice softball during the female gym class and once again the gym teacher mshajeeb is the one who calls janna and tells her to wear her hijab to class but janna takes the wide opportunity to not wear it and is once again embarrased that she was called out on it by mshajeeb and when there is a supply teacher she is ecstatic because that means she doesn t have to wear her hijab I just don t understand why this was necessary why it had to be about janna taking off her hijab to what make jeremy like her in conclusion my personal opinion is the author should have known better than to elaborate on jeremy and janna s relationship in the way that she did using the plot that she did it was unnecessary for them to meet just so they could feed chickadees despite my little rant don t let it take you away from this book it was really cute good and still holds the strongest message at the roots Almost Late for School review is just tell you what i loved and what i hated because me jumping into this expecting some great muslim Seduced by My Doms (The Doms of Genesis, rep a cute contemporary did not prepare me and it made my The Certainty of Violet and Luke (Volume 5) reading experience so much better the good this was so Kane Richards Must Die rich in culture i loved 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janna like nothing else he was funny that s so important get yo head in the game janna you Native Son re missing out saint sarah tbh despite janna thinking she was the most annoying girl on the planet sarah was actually one of my favs soon lee SUCH A FIERCE UEEN that needed a lot coverage therefore i have not much to write for her sorry to let you down soon lee sausan she was a NIABI this was the Vampir Broken Heart (Broken Heart, rep that has been missing i loved it i also have the most C++ Primer Plus respect for niabis especially in this day age all in all the characters were done extremely well what i m going to mention below is not exactly a spoiler bc it s a trigger warning as well as happening in the 2nd chapter but don t Murder In Elysium read it if you don t wanna janna is sexually assaulted my her best friend s cousin who also happens to be hafiz memorizer of the Holy uran so naturally everyone thinks he could never do something like that guys this was SO important so so so 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preach anything here just stating the facts that should have been at the very least discussed by an ownvoices author who was advertising and delivering on in most aspects muslim آثار الحق جلد دوم rep Wind/ Pinball regarding the next point when a girl wears a hijab it is a commitment however i am not degrading or demoralizing anyone who chooses to take it off because it is not in my place to judge so what was the issue janna has a crush on a guy named jeremy janna has an all female gym class in which she takes off her hijab jeremy walks in sees janna without hijab janna is aware of this fact and still WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 resumes to sit there and gawk at him and you know who ends up Mistakes I Made at Work reminding her that she is uncovered HER TEACHER who pronounces the word as hajeeb and then janna gets embarrased not even because she wasn t wearing her hijab but because HER TEACHER EMBARRASSED HER in front of the whole class specifically JEREMY i would be fine by this i would have waved it off but here is the deal the next few days she begins to condition her hair and plan on leaving it out purposefully because she wants to look good for jeremy Jeremy tells the gym teacher he needs to practice softball during the female gym class and once again the gym teacher mshajeeb is the one who calls janna and tells her to wear her hijab to class but janna takes the wide opportunity to not wear it and is once again embarrased that she was called out on it by mshajeeb and when there is a supply teacher she is ecstatic because that means she doesn t have to wear her hijab I just don t understand why this was necessary why it had to be about janna taking off her hijab to what make jeremy like her in conclusion my personal opinion is the author should have known better than to elaborate on jeremy and janna s The Card Slingers of the Biloxi Royale relationship in the way that she did using the plot that she did it was unnecessary for them to meet just so they could feed 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Saints Misfits Monster and Mayhem

Long Like me the way I don’t fit into Dad’s brand new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother Mama’s Boy MuhammadAlso there’s Jeremy and me Misfits Because although alliteratively speaking Janna and Jeremy sound good together we don’t go together. This is very different from Love from A to Z my first book from this author but still really well written and Janna the heroine easy to understand and like She a Muslim was abused by a Muslim boy She doesn t know what to do how to deal who to open up to about it Meanwhile a non Muslim boy is interested in her and she in him despite her brother s pressure to date within the Muslim community This is a story about Muslim culture and life coming of age in a modern American world and finding the strength to speak up Hedge Witch really well written and Janna the heroine easy to understand and like She a Muslim was abused by a Muslim boy She doesn t know what to do how to deal who to open up to about it Meanwhile a non Muslim boy is interested in her and she in him despite her brother s pressure to date within the Muslim community This is a story about Muslim culture and life coming of age in a modern American world and finding the strength to speak up

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Same planet different worldsBut sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen right3 Monsters Well monsters wearing saint masks like in Flannery O’Connor’s storiesLike the monster at my mosuePeople think he’s holy untouchable but nobody has seen under the maskExcept me. I loved this book I loved it I loved it I loved itI will try to write a coherent review though mostly I just feel like sueezing this book and hugging it tight and typing something nonsensical in all caps so forgive me if this isn t especially elouent As a Muslim woman and Egyptian like the protagonist of this novel I ve literally never read about an Egyptian girl before this book meant so much to me I ve been reading for as long as I can remember but I do not recall ever reading a book where I saw myself and my community represented Especially not in such a positive light I am so happy this book exists now Not only that I am so happy that it is a good book A positively excellent hilarious entertaining book that I will be recommending to every single Muslim girl I know Janna Yusuf is a high school sopho with plenty of wit and snark to spare The story is told entirely in her perspective which is fantastic because Janna is one of the most realistic likeable protagonists I ve ever come across She s hilarious sarcastic intelligent and oddly self aware for a teenager She s also half Egyptian half Indian Muslim and a hijabi She s a part time photographer part time graphic novelist part time Flannery O Connor geekThere are no stereotypes in this book Out of habit I tensed when the older brother Muhammad was introduced because I am so used to Muslim men especially older brothers portrayed as misogynistic oafs But Muhammad is delightful your typical annoying older brother sweet charming caring He wants to study philosophy and marry his girlfriend whom Janna refers to as Saint Sarah because she seems to be perfect though there s to her than meets the eyeJanna s uncle an imam at the local mosue answers religious uestions with humor and wisdom Janna s father is ultra liberal and secular now married to a white woman When we first meet him he loudly proclaims to anyone who will listen that he would rather his daughter wear a bikini rather than a burkini not the best thing to say but still a refreshing change of pace from what we re used to seeing of Muslim fathersAnother great character is Sausun a niabi girl who also wears Doc Martens and is the Muslim euivalent of gothemo teen She s tough as nails hosts a YouTube show about niabis and absolutely shatters any stereotypes about women who wear niabs The niab itself the act of wearing one is given nuance Sausun implies she wears it because she wants to decide who is worthy of seeing her face Janna talks about the protection the niab offers to someone who perhaps might wish to see but not be seenAnd then there s Nuah A black Muslim boy who clearly has a crush on Janna though she doesn t see it until the end of the book he s sweet optimistic and silly I loved him so so much Please give me a seuel to this where Janna and Nuah are datingNot all is rosy however the main conflict in the book is that Janna has been sexually assaulted by Faroo a boy who has memorized the u ran and is seen as the most pious Muslim around For those of you non Muslims out there who don t know memorizing the u ran is a big freaking deal Doing it pretty much guarantees you re untouchable which is why Janna has such a difficult time telling anyone what happened She worries people won t believe her especially as Faroo has started talking about how Janna is straying from Islam Janna is also hesitant to say anything for fear of making her community look badThere are two important things I want to say about all this 1 There s a slang term in the Muslim community called wallah bro It is used to describe a Muslim man who thinks waaaay too much of his own alleged piety and takes the time out of his day to admonish Muslim girls on how they should behave Wallah bros a side effect of patriarchy as it manifests in Muslim communities are pervasive and annoying as hell Now Faroo attempted rapist takes this to a whole new level but he still displays the utter hypocrisy of a wallah bro when he posts vague statuses on Facebook about how it s sad that Muslim girls are straying from their religion in response to Janna accidentally being seen without her hijab when he s literally going around assaulting women Growing up Muslim I ve witnessed this hypocrisy so many times that it was so validating to see it utterly destroyed here on the page2 When Janna talks about not wanting to make her community look bad my heart hurt I completely understood No community is perfect but non Muslims are always so ready to talk about backwards Muslims and men who beat their wives and savage religions that it s difficult to say anything in criticism of your own culture for fear of it being co opted by others It s not that our cultures shouldn t be criticized but these outsiders looking in blinded by prejudice and ignorance simplify an enormously complex issue to suit their racist existing narrativesI fully expect this book to see criticism from such people who will insist that the representation of the Muslim community in this book is too positive or unrealistic or whatever To those people I would say two things first screw you for thinking that Muslim communities can t be good and kind and supportive Second yes Muslims communities have their issues You know what So does literally every other community We re not special What is special about us is that we re nearly always portrayed negatively so let us catch a fucking break for once We don t always have to talk about our intra community problems just because that s the narrative that people have come to expectThis is one of very very very few ownvoices books about Muslims by a Muslim and it s lost in a sea of books written by non Muslims that portray us as violent sadists at best ignorant savages at worst It s nice to have some positive representation for once We deserve it If that bothers you work hard to make sure that thousands of other ownvoices books about Muslims flood the publishing industry so we can see variety of stories Anyway you guys this book was so so so good Every time I read something in this book that I related to I got thisjolt Like hey yeah that s me That s my family That s my community It was an amazing feeling Is this what everyone feels when they read books with people they can relate to on such a personal level Read this book Even if you re not Muslim actually especially if you re not Muslim Especially if you don t know much about Muslims or have conflicting feelings about Muslims You ll learn a lot And even if you rarely read YA contemporary I highly recommend picking this book up It s worth your time I promise It s not juvenile or overly preachy and though it discusses many heavy topics it s never heavy handed with them And I literally could not put it down Janna s hilarious and deadpan narration kept me hooked in a book where not too much happens This is one of the few books I can see myself reading again and again and I can t wait for it to come out so I can buy a copy for my bookshelf Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book Baby Faces right3 Monsters Well monsters wearing saint masks like in Flannery O’Connor’s storiesLike the monster at my mosuePeople think he’s holy untouchable but nobody has seen under the maskExcept me. 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    Full review The review includes one unmarked spoiler There is a warning before it is stated When I heard this book is about a Muslim MC I bumped it right up to the top of my TBR because this is the first time I hear of a book portraying Islam I admit I was very scared to see how my religion was going to be portrayed especially when we live in a world where Islam is associated with stereotypes and bad generaliza

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    This is the first contemporary I’ve read with a muslim main character and damn I was excited as heck but also s

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    This is very different from Love from A to Z my first book from this author but still really well written and Janna the heroine easy to understand and like She a Muslim was abused by a Muslim boy She doesn't know what to do how to deal who to open up to about it Meanwhile a non Muslim boy is interested in her and she in him despite her brother's pressure to date within the Muslim community This is a story about Muslim culture and

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    This was such a great contemporary with the right amount of fluff heavier topics and diversityI actually was not expecting this book to handle such heavy topics like rape sexual assault but I felt like that really added a lot to the story and made it even poignantI was also very excited to read this for the Muslim rep that I’d he

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    I loved this book I loved it I loved it I loved itI will try to write a coherent review though mostly I just feel like sueezing this book and hugging it tight and typing something nonsensical in all caps so forgive me if this isn't especially elouent As a Muslim woman and Egyptian like the protagonist of this novel I've literally never read about an Egyptian girl before this book meant so much to me I've been reading f

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