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Ten Things I Hate About Me

Ten Things I Hate About Me

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

"At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie — one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah — driven mad by my Stone Age dad. I should win an Oscar for my acting skills. But I can't keep it up for much longer..."

Jamie just wants to fit in. She doesn't want to be seen as a stereotypical Muslim girl, so she does everything possible to hide that part of herself. Even if it means pushing her friends away because she's afraid to let them know her dad forbids her from hanging out with boys or that she secretly loves to play the darabuka (Arabic drums).

But when the cutest boy in school asks her out and her friends start to wonder about Jamie's life outside of school, her secrets threaten to explode. Can Jamie figure out how to be both Jamie and Jamilah before she loses everything?

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Grade Level Equivalent
5.4
Lexile Measure
720L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
304
Genre
Multicultural, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Randa Abdel-Fattah Randa Abdel-Fattah is the author of Does My Head Look Big in This?

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