Ten Things I Hate About Me

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Scholastic Inc., Feb 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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Randa Abdel-Fattah's new novel about about finding your place in life . . . and learning to accept yourself and your culture. "At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie -- one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah -- driven mad by my Stone Age dad. I should win an Oscar for my acting skills. But I can't keep it up for much longer..." Jamie just wants to fit in. She doesn't want to be seen as a stereotypical Muslim girl, so she does everything possible to hide that part of herself. Even if it means pushing her friends away because she's afraid to let them know her dad forbids her from hanging out with boys or that she secretly loves to play the darabuka (Arabic drums).

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Jamilah might hate several things about herself, but only one keeps getting brought up. Not fitting in is like leprosy at adolescence. No one wants you on their team. And the nasty daily comments can ... Read full review

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I REALLY enjoyed this book! "Ten Things I Hate About Me" is a Young Adult novel set in modern-day Australia, with a Muslim protagonist named Jamie/Jamilah -- a delightful main character who is quirky ... Read full review

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