The Last Song is More Than Just a Teenage Love Story

The Last Song

The last song which was written by the talented Nicolas Spark revolved around the summer Ronnie Miller has with her father. The heartthrob, she meets and falls in love with, and the things she find out about her dad that changes her relationship with him forever. This book was written especially for Miley Cyrus to increase her success as she moves away from playing the Disney role of Hanna Montana.

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The Rejuvenation of a Lost Generation

The Bonesetter’s Daughter

The Bonesetter’s Daughter is a witty dramatic tale written by Amy Tan that explains the sacrifice women are willing to take for their children; it is a gripping story from the beginning till the end.

In the beginning of the book, we feel Ruth’s annoyance by her mother that is only getting old and confused. Ruth is born and raised in America and doesn’t understand her mother LuLing’s inability to let go of her Chinese culture and Mandarin language and just merge with the society she is living in, especially since her aunt who arrived to America with LuLing is fluent with the English language and is utterly Americanized. She explains her story with her mother throughout the different stages in her life. Although she loves LuLing, Ruth was deeply scared by her as she imposed upon her strict rules and made her feel constantly like an outsider.

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The Alchemist: A Tale of Dreams, Achievements and Treasures

‘The Alchemist is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep.’ - Madonna.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a story about Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of hidden treasures, and one day decides to fulfill his dream. He leaves his only belongings behind, his sheep, and starts a long and exciting journey filled with love, danger, hope and adventure.

Written by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author whose books have been translated into more than 66 languages and had sold more than 100 million books worldwide, the Alchemist was a sure success. It became an international bestseller, was translated into 61 languages and more than 60 million copies were sold.

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Does My Head Look Big In This?

Does My Head Look Big In This?

Last week I asked the readers to give me suggestions of books in order to write reviews about, and one of the first suggestions was to write a book review of ‘Ten Things I Hate About Me’ by Randa Abdel-Fattah and because I am still find it hard to locate that book I thought why not write a book review for the first book Randal Abdel-Fattah wrote, Does My Head Look Big In This?

Randa Abdel-Fattah is an Australian- born-Muslim-Palestinian-Egyptian. Her main motto in writing is to allow readers to enter the world of the average Muslim teenage girl and see past the headlines and stereotypes.

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The Road; An Astonishing Tale of Humanity in Ruins

The road

“A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” - Abraham Lincoln
We talk about celebs, sports, technology, style but how will we know all of these if we don’t read, reading gives us an insight to life. Every Monday I will be writing a book review about different books from different genres. I would really appreciate suggestions of books you think I should read and I promise that if it is available I will read it and write about it.

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Catch a Fish from the Sea (Using the Internet)

Catch a Fish from the Sea book cover by Nasreen Akhtar

Don't get fooled! Nasreen Akhtar's memoir isn't about going fishing, but about her rocky road trip to find love.
Catch a Fish from the Sea (Using the Internet) is a witty story of an ordinary British Muslim woman who set out to find Mr. Right, as the title indicates, using the Internet!
I won't use philosophical words or delve too deep into the points i want to get across concerning this book, but I'll be simple and frank!
In not so many words, Akhtar's book is a must read because it's easy and fun.
What also makes reading Catch a Fish from the Sea a heartfelt experience is the honesty of Akhtar.
Her story is a new kind of adventure that's worth following. It gives an insight to the British Pakistani community and it's social and cultural beliefs, that many have no idea about.

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Shahrazad Picks Zaatar in Anabta

Shahrazad Picks Zaatar in Anabta Book cover

Palestinian author Anwar Hamed's latest book 'Shahrazad Picks Zaatar in Anabta' isn't a story of your average Jane, but a story of the survival of many anti-heroes reflected in the struggle of 'Shahrazad'.
The novel is originally written in Hungarian! Don't be astonished, for Hamed chose to write in this foreign language to give the story a different taste through Hungarian terms and Hungarian metaphors.
Hamed wrote this novel back in 2004 but translated it into Arabic himself just recently, bringing it back from the West to its more familiar place; home in the fields of TulKarem.
The translation of this novel isn't merely transforming it into Arabic, but a recreation of the whole story and rebirth of the character.

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100 Years and Still Going Strong

We are all familiar with the romantic fiction books known as Mills and Boon.
These books started out in 1908, and afterwards Harlequin books, a Canadian company began to buy the rights in 1949.
According to some literary critics, these books are only read by "desperate housewives with one brain cell". the thing is not only men that sneer at such books and their readers but many women do as well. I was one of those to laugh at such books and dismiss them as trivial. then I began to notice that many women read them, of different classes and conditions of society.

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