A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi – Book Review

It’s 2002 and Shirin, a hijanb-wearing teenager, is starting at a new school. Her family’s moved around the US a fair bit and she’s had her fair share of bullying and abuse, and so sticks to herself – unlike her brother who seems to fit in everywhere. Then she meets Ocean James, they start hanging out and she lets her guard down.

I loved this so much. It’s a really good YA book, dealing with issues of identity and society and love and friendship and it’s just… heartbreaking and wonderful.

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