My reading habits have never quite recovered from 4 years spent working with teens and youth - I still read mostly young adult fiction. I am a sucker for all things magical or set anytime before the 1950s, and I love reading histories of New York City, Broadway and musical theater.
"Great character development - of an under-represented character group. Reading about Janna's journey to understanding her Muslim faith, family, friendships and American life and how they fit together is enlightening, and equal parts heartache and ..."
"A must-listen to for any fan of Lauren Graham or Gilmore Girls. With her narrating the audiobook it's like sitting down with her for coffee as she tells you her life story. The commentary about the original GG series is shallow and disappointing, ..."
Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim...