Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday - A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Wishful Endings.

 My pick for today's Can't-Wait Wednesday is . . .

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 416
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Release Date: 18th October 2018

Blurb from Goodreads:

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

I have only read Shatter Me and I wasn't a big fan but I read the sampler for this and enjoyed it so I'm intrigued to see what happens!

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