Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Bestest Ramadan Ever

Bestest Ramadan Ever by Medeia Sharif

Release Date: July 8, 2011

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 mom—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?

-Let's just get this out of the way: I don't like this cover. I do however adore the premise of the book. I'm looking forward to reading about how a fifteen-year old raised in America manages to fast for a whole month. That's intense. I'm supposed to do something similar for Lent but I don't have the willpower/faith to do so, kudos to all who do. Her mom sounds like a bit of a jerk to be frank, verbal abuse is tough to read about so I wonder if the mom will end up being verbally abusive or just a little 'harsh'? Interestingly enough (to me anyway) I've developed a fascination with the Middle East, the culture, the history, etc as well as the Muslim faith especially how it is acted on in the present. This sounds like a fun story overall.

Hosted by Breaking the Spine. What are you waiting on bookwise?

My thoughts and prayers are with all those being barraged by tornadoes right now especially the people of Joplin, Missouri. If you know of anyone who needs some help getting back on their feet who has been affected by the tornadoes, please let me know. I know nobody is thinking of books at a time like this but....