Hate is Such a Strong Word...
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In the vein of DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS and LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, HATE IS SUCH A STRONG WORD is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl caught between two cultures, Lebanese and Anglo Australian. Seventeen-year-old Sophie hates Monday mornings, socks worn with sandals, and having to strategise like she's a battle sergeant every time she asks her parents if she can go out. But she especially hates being stereotyped because she's Lebanese. When New Guy, Shehadie Goldsmith, is alienated at her Lebanese school because his dad's Australian, she hates the way it makes her feel. Like she's just as prejudiced as everyone else. Like she could make a difference if she stopped pretending she's invisible. Like the attraction between them might be too strong to fight... But hate is such a strong word... Can Sophie find the strength to speak out - even if it means going against everything she's been brought up to believe? A brilliant debut novel about identity, love, culture and finding your place. Ages: 12+
Hate is a strong word
I love this book so much! It speaks all the truth about people's everyday lives !!! Amazing
Day in the life of...
Could not stop until I was done. This book really hits home for many especially me. The book goes through the identity crisis of a Lebanese Australian/ Australian Lebanese girl trying to find where she belongs in this world. Many second generation Lebanese people go through the same thing. It was a heart felt book, using fantastic terminology. Thanks for showing its not only me who still goes through the same identity crisis and still has no idea where I belong. I just never wanted it to end! Truly a sensational read. Well done. I have already recommended it to family and friends. Again, an amazing job that will definetly hit home for many!