Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.
I vow that this will be my first successful fast. During Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset, for a whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my fifteen years. My exercise - obsessed mum - whose hotness skipped a generation, sadly - says I could stand to lose a few. But is torture really an acceptable method? I think not. Things wouldn't be so bad if I had a boyfriend, but my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and crushable artist, might be my soul mate. Figures my bestest friend Lisa likes him, too. To top it off, there's a new Muslim girl in school who struts around in super-short skirts, commanding every boy's attention-including Peter's. How can I get him to notice me? And will I ever feel like a typical American girl?
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- Paperback | 312 pages
- 132 x 203 x 17.78mm | 272.16g
- 19 Jul 2011
- North Star Editions
- United States
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"Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. deftly combines humor and poignancy with an authentic teen voice set against the multicultural background of vibrant Miami and Almira's loving yet strict Muslim family." --Paula Yoo, author of Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds and Good Enough "A humorous, hip look at the ups and downs of fasting for Ramadan within the context of intergenerational and cultural challenges." --Kirkus Reviews "I laughed out loud as Almira struggled to fit in with her traditional family as well as the rest of the world." --Sydney Salter, author of My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters "I love Almira Abdul--the honest, tell-it-like-it-is, funny, and very real main character of Medeia Sharif's wonderful, eye-opening debut." --Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date
About Medeia Sharif
Medeia Sharif is a Kurdish-American author and high school English teacher. She received her Master's degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. This is her debut novel. Visit her online at www.sharifwrites.com.