I am Thunder
My review -
Muzna is a plain looking girl who lacks self-confidence. Her Muslim parents move her to a new school when her father loses his job and her best friend is deemed to be a bad influence. At her new school she falls for Arif, the school heart-throb who, unbelievably, falls for her too. His brother persuades Muzna to wear the hijab. Her own parents disapprove. Gradually, she finds she’s become enmeshed in more than she’s comfortable with. Can she be true to herself?
This story is immediate and compelling. It’s upfront and up-to-date and I read it over 24 hours in two long sessions. It considers, without preaching, what life is like for a young, British-born Muslim girl who feels herself pulled in different directions. I highly recommend this for young and old readers.
Thanks to Netgalley for an early copy of this book.