Love From A to Z Book Review by Nasirah
Marvel: Zayneb meets Adam. Oddity: Adam has just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and has left school in hopes of learning the art of “making things”.
Adam and Zayneb are both trying to get through their lives whilst recording everything in their journals of Marvels and Oddities.
"This book is more a marvel than an oddity." - @allthingslightwood @SajidahWrites #bookreview #lovefromatoz
I have so much of love for this novel, Adam’s character in particular touched my heart. He is so soft and pure, so level-headed and calm, all whilst going through so much. Zayneb’s character reminded me of myself as we are remarkably similar! I too am a hot-headed hijabi who has a passion for making the world see how peaceful my religion is.
This book is more a marvel than an oddity.
The writing is spectacular, the book isn’t rushed and neither are the relationships. I like that the author included a Muslim girl with Indian roots and a Chinese Muslim boy with multiple sclerosis; both tropes have almost no representation in contemporary YA books.
I’d give this book 4 stars and recommend it to anyone who’d like to know more about Islam or anyone who just wants to read an adorable YA novel!
Photo and Review by Nasirah Kathrada @ Allthingslightwood
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"The writing is spectacular, the book isn’t rushed and neither are the relationships" - @allthingslightwood @SajidahWrites #bookreview #lovefromatoz
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