Does My Head Look Big In This?
Paperback, 368 pages
In Randa Abdel-Fattah’s brilliant debut novel, Amal, an Australian-Palestinian girl living in a suburb of Melbourne, makes the biggest decision of her life, to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time. In spite of her parents’ gentle warnings and the ostracising that is sure to come from the other kids at her snobby prep school, Amal’s decision springs from a deep sense of faith, and she is certain - well, almost certain - that she’s ready to take this step.
But can she handle the taunts of “towel-head,” navigate the wilds of a mad crush, and stay true to herself? Amal is sassy, intelligent, sensitive, and hilarious, and her journey of faith will take readers down an unexpected and very entertaining path.