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My Rating : 4 Stars Published on : 30. April .2019 (Kindle version) Goodreads
Plot: Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.Then her path crosses with Adam’s.Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting. Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting
Well, I was intrigued by the cover and the plot and has thus requested the book for review, little did I knew that I was in for a good surprise . The story was such that it had at touched upon so many sensitive issues. This is one of the books which focused on the the theme of #own voices. I had planned to read a bunch of diverse books and I am ticking them off easily . Love from A to Z is a story from POV’s of a muslim-hijab clad girl, Zayneb who in-spite of being a modern girl is discriminated on being a Muslim and Adam , who has recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis , which also took away his mother . People have so many preconceived notions about Muslims and the author tries to erase them through a love story of Adam and Zayneb . The book did touch upon serious issues such as Islamophobia , Muslim-hate but everything was in a subtle manner . Nobody has things easy in their life and people are discriminated on various bases , so are the characters in the book .
This is no doubt a sweet and refreshing Young Adult Contemporary set in Doha , where Adam Chen and Zayneb meet in Summer Break with Adam . It was like a fate that both of them meet and things start happening. I loved Adam and Zayneb, both as individual characters and as a couple. Zayneb is fierce and outspoken while Adam is quiet and kind, and they balance each other so well. The story is unlike our usual romance as it is a one which slowly transpires and that very subtle in nature. Love From A to Z is a love story written by a Muslim author for a Muslim audience, and not even once I had trouble understanding the story as the story was well rounded up and the ending was justified . I think people should read this book to understand the muslim’s better.
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