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Saints and misfits

By: Ali, S. K.

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Part of the Saints and Misfits series
1481499254 / 9781481499255
Paperback
813.6
12/07/2018
Stock expected by 04/12/2020
21 cm 336 pages
Teenage / Young Adult  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2017.

Saints and Misfits-a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of the Year-is a "timely and authentic" (School Library Journal, starred review) debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life...starring a Muslim teen. There are three kinds of people in my world: 1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward.

Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They're in your face so much, you can't see them, like how you can't see your nose. 2. Misfits, people who don't belong. Like me-the way I don't fit into Dad's brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama's-Boy-Muhammad. Also, there's Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don't go together.

Same planet, different worlds. But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen, right? 3. Monsters. Well, monsters wearing saint masks, like in Flannery O'Connor's stories. Like the monster at my mosque. People think he's holy, untouchable, but nobody has seen under the mask. Except me.

BIC:

YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YXC Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage)

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