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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice. It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but esp... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062890856
Barcode 9780062890856
Published 16 October 2018 by HarperCollins
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Mafi, Tahereh
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ISBN-13 9780062890856
ISBN-10 0062890859
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 16 October 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mafi, Tahereh
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Identity, Prejudices, Love, Trust, First loves
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 949537

Description of this Book

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice. It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments--even the physical violence--she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her--they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds--and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is a gorgeous book. It's tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. Tahereh's prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted. The very best books move you to reconsider the world around you and this is one of those. I truly loved it. --Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star A Very Large Expanse of Sea reads like a beautiful heart--one that shines and aches and yearns, and above all else, one that loves fiercely against all odds. A transcendent story about truth, love, and finding joy. --Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Warcross series A raw yet astoundingly elegant examination of identity, loneliness and family that is unflinching in its honesty and power. Tahereh Mafi holds nothing back--and the reader is better for it. --Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ember in the Ashes series

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Author's Bio

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Very Large Expanse of Sea, the Shatter Me series, Furthermore, and Whichwood. She can usually be found overcaffeinated and stuck in a book. You can find her online just about anywhere @TaherehMafi or on her website, www.taherehbooks.com.

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