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Does My Head Look Big in This?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    "Hairy" Situation

    The protagonist is adept at explaining how following your beliefs/values with outward signs may lead you to believe you will be ostracized. Throughout the novel we get an opportunity to "feel" what the protagonist is feeling. The story was nicely developed and quite enjoyable and engaging. It offers keen insight into how we feel we may be viewed by others for the choices we make. If you enjoy learning about other cultures and faiths, I think you will be delighted by this story.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    recommend to read...

    In this book it gave me an insight on feelings of being outcaste due to the character's appearance, religion, and faith. Amal, a Muslim eleventh grader decided to wear the hijab 'full time' and with her decision she faced the racist comments, prejudices, and teenage issues that challenged her if she is truly ready in continuing on with her decision. I could easily somehow relate to the author and character as it brought out raw feelings of being accepted for who Amal is, not by material items she wore. And though every teenager may wish to feel included and accepted, the reality is not everything is sought out how we want it to be, which showed a true meaning in how we see ourselves and others and also how strongly we judge.

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  • Posted September 10, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    good education about other cultures in a fun format

    One of the main things I like about this novel is that it educates the reader about Islam in a non-invasive way. Yes, the premise of the book is an Islamic issue, but it doesn't feel preachy. And it is my hope that more kids will pick this up and learn some things about other religions and cultures. In my personal experience, a lot of people could use more of that.
    Another aspect I appreciate is that the main character chooses to adhere to her faith, no matter how trivial or silly the tenets may seem to others. You don't have to agree with the main character's opinions to realize that this teaches young people a good lesson about holding on to one's values and being oneself.
    Overall, this was a good book that dealt with touchy religious but still felt like a real story, and told more than one side of everything. I recommend!!

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  • Posted July 22, 2009

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    A good, realistic, book

    I found Amal, the main character of DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS?, to be very real, and easy to relate to, which made this book all the more understandable, and enjoyable. DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? is important to read because you learn that even though people have different cultures, and beliefs they're all the same. And I realized that people treat Muslims who where the hijab differently, with all the staring, and taunts. Despite all of this, Amal continues to wear it, and I admire here for it. I recommend this book for upper middle school, and I think high schoolers will enjoy it too. Just a warning, there are a couple of inappropriate comments, I don't let them stop you from reading this book.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    "Hairy" Situation

    The protagonist is adept at explaining how following your beliefs/values with outward signs may lead you to believe you will be ostracized. Throughout the novel we get an opportunity to "feel" what the protagonist is feeling. The story was nicely developed and quite enjoyable and engaging. It offers keen insight into how we feel we may be viewed by others for the choices we make. If you enjoy learning about other cultures and faiths, I think you will be delighted by this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2008

    Teenage Issues

    This is a great book about a teenage girl who must deal with private school life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2007

    A reviewer

    I haven't really found alot of muslim teen books, but this was great. It adressed issues in a funny way and was a great book that depicted us (muslims) minus taliban sterotypes. I loved it! It's great book for muslims and really any teen.

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