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Sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full- time and everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else. Can she handle the taunts of "nappy head," the prejudice of her classmates, and still attract the cutest boy in school? Brilliantly funny and poignant, Randa Abdel-Fattah's debut novel will strike a chord in all teenage readers, no matter what their beliefs.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780439950589
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • Publication date: 5/22/2006

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    LOVE THE BOOK

    THE BOOK " DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS" IS ABOUT AN AUSTRALIAN-PALESTINIAN GIRL NAMED AMAL WHO MAKES A BIG DECISION IN HER LIFE, TO WEAR THE HIJAB. A HIJAB IS A MUSLIM HEAD SCARF THAT ONLY THE MUSLIM WOMEN WORE. HER PARENTS WANT HER TO WEAR THE THE HEAD SCARF BUT SHE DOES'NT WANT TO BECAUSE THEN IN SCHOOL THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF HER OR CALL HER NAMES LIKE "TOWEL HEAD".
    I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO A FRIEND BECAUSE IT IS FUNNY , AND ENTERTAINING . WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT IT IS NOT A BORING BOOK. IT'S ALSO A BOOK THAT I COULD RELATE TO BECAUSE ONE OF MY FRIENDS WEAR THE HIJAB. I REALLY LIKE THIS BOOK AND I ALSO RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    I luv this so much

    I realy enjoyed this it was funny cute and really really good!!!!!

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Bought this for my daughter and she couldn't put it down. Seein

    Bought this for my daughter and she couldn't put it down. Seeing your child curled up on the couch with a book, giggling and smiling is always a good thing.

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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 May 7, 2011

    Adored the book!

    I adored this book! It was funny, thoughtful, honest, and in some ways a bit like Harry Potter. You see, Amal Mohamed Nasrullah Abdel- Hakim ( her dragging long full name) makes a huge decision- to wear a Muslim head wrap called a hijab. However, wearing a hijab comes with other responsibilities. If you wear a hijab, you are required to wear clothes that cover up your body except for your face and hands and that are not too tight or transparent. You must also deal with all the derogatory comments and stares from those intolerant of Islam and Muslims- quite many.
    However, Amal faces all of those challenges with optimism and humor.

    Some of the difficulties in her life have nothing to do with Islam, though. Her pal Leila gets into a sticky situation- Leila's mom tries to get Leila married at age seventeen! Amal's other friends are stuck in dilemmas as well and Amal must deal with crap from the nasty, ruthless Queen Bee of her prep school- Tia, a racist bully.

    At the end of the book, Amal realizes that " putting on my hijab isn't the end of the journey. It's the beginning of it.'

    This book helped me realize how hard it is to be a Muslim ( although I have already dealt with racism) and how unfairly people treat Muslims and to a lesser extent, other Middle Eastern nationalities. I am tolerant of Muslims and I don't buy into all the anti-Islam propaganda.

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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

    I Also Recommend:

    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 June 2, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    MY FAVORITE! {:-D

    I though this book wuz ssssoooo real! You could really relate to it sometimes. I couldn't put it down! Everyone should read it, even if your prejudice about Muslims. Which i'm not! I'm just saying, maybe if people like that actually read it, they'd understand them more and realize all AREN'T mean and do bad things.

    ENJOYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!{:-D

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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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  • Posted December 1, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Loved it!

    I read this book over hte summer and i could not put the dard book down! It is a very enspiring book to read and in a couple of parts very emotinal. ( i cried!) I truely learned alot from reading this book and i think all should read this and realize that diffrent cultures and religions may be all diffrent to yours and mine but the people of that faith or culture are all the same just may wear diffrent cloths and may appear diffrent. MUST READ!

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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 18, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    A Great Story for Muslims and non-Muslims alike

    Amal is a Muslim who one day decides that she wants to wear a hijab. She gets mocked for this by her snooty classmates. Her struggles and how she responds to them are somewhat inspiring. Her friends and family are so lovable as they support her all the way. A compelling read. I would reccomend to anyone who likes to read. Buy this book since you will want to read over and over again.

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.com

    Let me start out by saying that DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? is a book that needed to be written, and one that needs to be read. It definitely fills a gap in young adult literature: it's a story about a normal Muslim girl in a non-Muslim country (Australia) who is not escaping oppression by a fundamentalist government/family or anything like that. Amal is just a normal teenage girl, albeit a Muslim one. She has crushes on boys, she likes to go shopping, she giggles with her friends, and she sometimes argues with her parents or feuds with classmates. <BR/><BR/>However, Amal's life is changed drastically when she makes a major decision: to wear the hijab, the head scarf worn by Muslim women. This would not be nearly such a big deal were she still at school with all of her friends who are also Muslim and some of whom wear the hijab full-time (meaning: whenever she is around men who are not relatives) as well. However, Amal has recently transferred to a very white-bread prep school, where the environment is completely different. <BR/><BR/>Amal is subjected to racism and discrimination by kids whose experience with Muslims has largely been confined to what they see in the media. The reactions she faces at home are not all positive, either, but Amal has made a choice. To her, it is a personal, religious decision, to show her devotion to God; it's not about being oppressed as some of her classmates seem to think, or making any sort of statement. Being a Muslim is a part of who Amal is, but in showing that, she faces things a lot worse than any evangelical Christian I know, and that's a sad commentary on our society. <BR/><BR/>All of that aside, Randa Abdel-Fattah's book is very well-written, and I loved Amal's voice. The characters in this book (particularly Amal) were great. DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS? is actually a little reminiscent of the wonderful LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI by Melina Marchetta, and that's high praise, indeed! The main characters feel similarly different from their peers, are both Australian, and even have sort of similar voices. <BR/><BR/>This book is more than worth reading; it's a must-read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2008

    inspiring

    i think this is a great novel for young adults who often wonder why many Muslim woman wear the hijab'head scarf'. I am a Muslim teenager and i was ecstatic when i found the book...i loved the fact that i could finally relate to the main charcater of the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book is all about finding your true identity and not letting any other person spoil it. Amal was a great character, cynical, sarcastic, and smart, but she was still vulnerable. I recommend this book to middle schoolers because that's the age that you have to find your identity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    Great Book

    This book was really good. It was hilarous!! I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Inspiring!

    This book proves you can be a muslim teen and be normal at the same time! I love it! Greatly recommend! For Muslims and Non-Muslims alike!

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2007

    OMG

    this is like the best book in the whole world. her life can be so related to mine its not even funny. i no its a book but its like my life is written down in this book. i went through the same things

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