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Ask Me No Questions

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Ask Me No Questions, written by Marina Budhos is a truly phenomenal story, which tells of the obstacles a fourteen-year-old, Bangladesh girl Nadira, must overcome. When her family tries to apply for an asylum in Canadian, fear and hope of a new beginning dwell in their ...
Ask Me No Questions, written by Marina Budhos is a truly phenomenal story, which tells of the obstacles a fourteen-year-old, Bangladesh girl Nadira, must overcome. When her family tries to apply for an asylum in Canadian, fear and hope of a new beginning dwell in their minds, but due to their expired visas, Nadira's father is put in custody, and detained at the U.S. and Canadian border. Her mother is sent to stay away from her children, and Nadira and her sister, Aisha, are told to go about their normal lives as nothing has happened. Emotionally broken, Aisha can't keep herself together, and falls apart, forcing Nadira to be the strong one to keep her family going. This extraordinarily, written book expresses every pain, feeling, and fear that Nadira acquires over this period of time; being the one to unite her family once again, and keep them together. Reading this book has made an impact on how I look at and judge other people. It has given me an understanding of what other people could be dealing with, and that I should be very fortune to have the life that I have. Marina Budhos has proficiently mastered creating an amazing novel that will have you on the edge of your seat as you turn each page. It was a quick and wonderful read.

posted by MandoS2014 on April 15, 2010

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

It was an okay book.

The book ASK ME NO QUESTIONS was very slow at the begining of the book but after the climax it got more interesting. Also the book was very hard to follow because before the climax, randomly something happens and I have to turn back at least three pages to finally u...
The book ASK ME NO QUESTIONS was very slow at the begining of the book but after the climax it got more interesting. Also the book was very hard to follow because before the climax, randomly something happens and I have to turn back at least three pages to finally understand what happend. The only reason why I read this book was because my school made me read it over the summer so I can discuss questions about the book. If I did not have to read this book over the summer and stumbled across this book myself, I would have to think hard about buying this book even after reading the sample. Overall, this was a okay book because it has a lot of meaning in it. I would still think twice before buying this book and make sure to read the sample FIRST even if you want to buy this book. If you buy the book I hope you will enjoy it.

posted by Anonymous on August 22, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2011

    It was an okay book.

    The book ASK ME NO QUESTIONS was very slow at the begining of the book but after the climax it got more interesting. Also the book was very hard to follow because before the climax, randomly something happens and I have to turn back at least three pages to finally understand what happend. The only reason why I read this book was because my school made me read it over the summer so I can discuss questions about the book. If I did not have to read this book over the summer and stumbled across this book myself, I would have to think hard about buying this book even after reading the sample. Overall, this was a okay book because it has a lot of meaning in it. I would still think twice before buying this book and make sure to read the sample FIRST even if you want to buy this book. If you buy the book I hope you will enjoy it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2009

    Detained!

    Ask Me No Questions, written by Marina Budhos, is a thrilling book. Published by Atheneum books for young readers in 2006, this book tells a story about illegal aliens. Even though this book is a work of fiction, it is based on the government's actions after September 11, 2001. Nadira tells an interesting and emotionally moving story.

    Told through the eyes of Nadira, the youngest daughter, Ask Me No Questions is very detailed about the steps taken to becoming a legal citizen. Fleeing to the Canadian border, only to be detained, this family became suspected terrorists. After her father got arrested, the family had to find a way to deal with it. At this point in the novel, it becomes very emotional for the family.

    Just as in Marina Budhos other book, Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers, she goes in depth about how to become legal. After many twists and turns, most for the worst, this book ends like one wouldn't believe.

    A true page turner, this novel is a great book for a person of any age. It grabs the attention of the reader right from the first chapter. This novel really opened my eyes about the real world stereo typing. I would rate it 4 out of 5 green cards.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Challenging but short!

    Ask Me No Questions was a good book. It was slow at the beginning but got really fast around the end. Personally, I thought that it was a little hard to follow, but I am just a beginner at reading. This book is about illegal aliens, scary strangers and some not-so-friendly Canadians, if that's even possible. In the beginning it just tells you a lot about a few certain things, then out of nowhere something pops up and you get lost because the book just took a sharp onto Random Street. I know that it sounds like I am putting this book down, not literally, but I am not meaning to at all. I find so many books every day that I can't read because they are too challenging for me, and this is one of them. I'm not saying that you shouldn't read it, I'm just saying that it gets harder to read by the end so be aware. -D.I.M.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Almost but not quite

    I read Ask Me No Questions as an assignment in my Accelerated Reader program at my school. I usually complain about how America has no moral values and mixed up priorities, but I am so lucky to have been born here. All the opportunities that are available here that I take for granted... It was aweful 'not even a strong enough adjective' reading about the hardships and risks Bangladesh people had to go through in order to be consider as citizens and escape the poverty of their country. They were treated unfairly and we just abused after the 9/11 attacks. I understand that the U.S. had to take precautions, but they were also being stereotypical. Gosh! All in all, the story line was okay and the idea of the story was okay but it could have been presented better.

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