{Can’t Wait Wednesday} A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Posted July 18, 2018 by Leah in Memes & Features, Waiting on Wednesday / 2 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Wishful Endings, where we get the chance to talk about upcoming books we’re excited for. It’s inspired by Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine.

 

{Can’t Wait Wednesday} A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

by Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 320
Published on October 16, 2018
by HarperTeen
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Also by this author: Furthermore, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

Why I’m Waiting: I’m curious to see how Tahereh expresses her personal story in this, her first contemporary.

Leah

About Tahereh Mafi

is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SHATTER ME series. (You can learn how to pronounce her name here.) She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, fellow author Ransom Riggs. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book. SHATTER ME is her first series, with television rights optioned by ABC Signature Studios; FURTHERMORE, her newest project, will be out on August 30th, 2016.

Leah

Co-Blogger at Quite the Novel Idea
Leah has always been a bibliophile. An avid fantasy fan, she has spent many hours imagining magical worlds and wondering what it would be like to wield a sword. When she's not dreaming up her own standalone fantasy stories, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, and eating chocolate. She lives in California.
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2 responses to “{Can’t Wait Wednesday} A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

  1. Nathan

    I am curious of this book as well. Thank you for informing me about it, Leah. My TBR pile never stops growing.

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