Book Review/Reaction: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review/Reaction: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Edition: Amazon Kindle

Rating: ★★★★★

Set in 2002, A Very Large Expanse of Sea is the story of Shirin - a Muslim teenager in America trying to fight every stereotype coming her way, all while juggling school, inter-personal relationships, romance, break-dancing.

Book Review/Reaction: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review/Reaction: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Edition: Walker Books Paperback (UK Edition)

Rating: ★★★★★

The Hate U Give follows the story of Starr Carter, a sixteen year old black teenager who tries to balance two separate lives and how that balance is shattered after the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend at the hands of a police officer.