An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

Does My Head Look Big in This?

Does My Head Look Big In This? - Randa Abdel-Fattah

I'm really liking this so far, but the copy I've got has definitely been Americanized, and I'm finding it pretty distracting. This book is pretty great. I'm not Muslim or Palestinian or Australian, but I definitely relate to Amal. I like that the book addresses issues of race and religion, but the storyline is also typical high school with worries about bullies and winning the debate competition. My favorite part is when the girls are talking about how their parents' culture became frozen in time when they moved to Australia. I also liked Amal's reluctance to deal with every racist encounter she had. Overall, the book felt very realistic.