Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

ten-things-i-hate-about-meSummary:  Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear.

297 pages, Orchard Books

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1 Comment

  1. This book was okay. The main character seemed pretty spineless at the beginning and her reactions were the opposite of what they needed to be, but over the course of the book that changed. I was shocked by the level of racism that went unchecked in the school in the book and I couldn’t relate because although we have problems with it I’ve never heard anything so blatant as the stuff in this book. That was an eye-opener I guess. I found the book sort of enjoyable, but I can’t see myself recommending it.

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