Does my head look big in this?
This book was telling us about the battle of a young girl (Amal) wearing a hijab (arabic) or head scarf (english), or jilbab (bahasa). Furthermore, this book described how she was struggling to keep wearing her hijab. As backgrounds, she was born in Melbourne, Oz. Since elementary school, she was studying at catholic school since there was no schools spesifically for muslim near by her home. Then she moved to famous private school. Her dad was a Palestenian born-surgeon and her mom was an Egypt-born dentist. I assume she was brough up in wealthy family.
For a teenager like Amal, it was not easy. Facing the unwritten regulation about clothes at her school, cynical perceptions from her peers, her community and her neighbour as well. And do not forget.. she was a teenager who surrounded by boys. How she rejected her feeling to have relationship with a boy even deep down in her heart, she also liked him (Adam). Fortunately, she had best buddies and parents who always supported her.
This book also arose issues how environments could influenced your beliefs and faiths.
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I think it was not easy to keep in your faith in a country with less belief in Islam.
Notes: The writter Randa Abdul Fatahwas an Australia born woman. She lives in Sydney and works as a lawyer. According to this book, she was writing her second book.
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