Safiah's Smile

Safiah's Smile

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by Leora Friedman
     
 

After the tragic 9/11 attacks, high school senior Malia Sanders watches as her world of prep-school perfection crumbles and her brother enlists in the army. Worried and alone, Malia seeks refuge through her friendship with Safiah, a devout Muslim girl. A story of love and friendship, Safiah’s Smile presents a friendship in its most unexpected form and a

Overview

After the tragic 9/11 attacks, high school senior Malia Sanders watches as her world of prep-school perfection crumbles and her brother enlists in the army. Worried and alone, Malia seeks refuge through her friendship with Safiah, a devout Muslim girl. A story of love and friendship, Safiah’s Smile presents a friendship in its most unexpected form and a lesson of courage in the face of fear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000899625
Publisher:
Leora Friedman
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
193,514
File size:
278 KB

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Safiah's Smile 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just completed this book and read up on the author only to find a 19 year old girl. I am a recently published author as well but cannot say I gained the courage to write my story as young as this young lady. I commend her on her efforts and most especially on the subject. It seems in her youth she may have indeed witnessed some of the very real emotions chronicled in her book. The subject matter is very near to my heart as I am a southern woman married to a Middle Eastern man for over 40 years now. I absolutely could relate to the story line and in fact witnessed the same types of reactions from my own people towards my husband and my own children over the years. I was taught in my youth to appreciate humanity for their differences and to share myself with anyone who would allow it. Unfortunately sometimes the situations in my own life were at best unfortunate. I learned to persevere and continue forward. I wish to extend my best wishes to this young writer and hope to see more of her work in the future. She seems to have a lot to say and I highly commend her talents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not written in a very flowing manner and seemed disjointed and juvenile at times. Having said that, it was written by a teen and i would encourage her to continue working on her writing. Also work on editing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and really has good life issues and Malia got through them. Malia is a girl of seventeen and a senior in high school. Read this book to find out what happens in her college years and what happens to her brother Sam and his friend Danny as they help their country after 9/11.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was written by a teen??omg wonderfully written. Love it!! I look forward to reading more about wat she wrote!! Highly recommend this to anyone!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beside some minor grammer errors, this book is very inspiring! I have a brother in the air force and my boyfriend is in the military. It really discusses the trials and tribulations of military families. As they say, "The only thing harder than being a soldier, is loving a soldier".
Lalas More than 1 year ago
This young woman writes far beyond her age. If we all love and understood we are alike no matter what the outer shell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe this was written by a teenager. I really really enjoyed it. Keep writing :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many flowery description, jumps around, so reader get lost, some mistakes. Author has potential.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book needs editing. It truly has potential but it lacks in organization and cohesiveness. I do hope this young writer keeps working and in the future gives this book a rewrite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jumps around a bit, but I assumed it was in character. 194 pages seemed a little in between a short story and a complete book. Characters needed more fleshing out, so it would have been a great novel. Title is a little misleading. She only mentions her "smile" in passing. Ending should have been more defined, but I will be looking for more from this young writer as she matures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is not well thought out or developed. The characters are flat. This author needs to be told honestly to put off publishing until her writing skills are better developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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This was an amazing book. It needs a little editing in way of spelling and name mistakes, but it was an engrossing and inspiring story. Could not put it down. I reccomend to youth & adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very touching story. This book is a must read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is mostly about maia so whats up with the title? The book was okay. Not the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was okay but it trailed off at some points and a lot of detail and sometimes just to much detail.......at points it was good and at points it was bad...but one thing if the book is more about malia and her sad life why is the title safiahs smile ?
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Hmm...... didnt enjoy as much as othrr books i read. Prob why it was free.
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