Does My Head Look Big in This?

Does My Head Look Big in This?

Audiobook CD - 2006
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Winner - Australian Book Industry Awards 2006 - Australian Book of the Year for Older Children.

The slide opened and I heard a gentle, kind voice: What is your confession, my child? I was stuffed. The Priest would declare me a heretic; my parents would call me a traitor ...The Priest asked me again: What is your confession, my child? I'm Muslim. I whispered. Welcome to my world. I'm Amal Abdel-Hakim, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim still trying to come to grips with my various identity hyphens. It's hard enough being cool as a teenager when being one issue behind the latest Cosmo is enough to disqualify you from the in-group. Try wearing a veil on your head and practising the bum's up position at lunchtime and you know you're in for a tough time at school. Luckily my friends support me, although they've got a few troubles of their own. Simone, blonde, gorgeous and overweight - she's got serious image issues, and Leila's really intelligent but her parents are more interested in her getting a marriage certificate than her high school certificate! And I thought I had problems.

"This is a superb first novel with clever, entertaining dialogue, language and characters " - Good Reading Magazine

Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781740939072
Branch Call Number: YAB ABDE
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr. 5 min.)
Additional Contributors: Macauley, Rebecca


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May 01, 2014

Smart and really well done. There are laugh out loud hysterically moments. I love the characters, setting, plot, and theme. Readers of all ages will become enlightened.

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