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Three Hallows Book Club Pick: January



A couple of months ago, a couple of friends and I created a book club which we called the Three Hallows Book Club. Last month we read Dear Evan Hansen. This month we are of course reading a different book 

And That Book is...

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Here is a summary of the book....

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 started to read this one and am unsure of what I think so I will see. I should have a post up at the end of the month so stay tuned...

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Have you read A Very Large Expanse of Sea? Let me know in the comments below. 

See you soon,

Amy

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