Wow!! What better could I ask for from such a fantastic book? The reading of Does My Head Look Big In This has come to an end and I would like to discuss how it was and why I believe it should be a part of the global issues novel study. Reading this book has been a blast but sharing my thoughts with those of you examining these posts has been almost as interesting. The main issue that was clearly trying to be portrayed was the issues of racism around the world. To be more specific, the author was trying to represent the inequality in society through presenting hard times that muslim females must go through to wear their hijabs and follow their passions within religion. This allows the book to become an amazing candidate for the global issues novel study due to the amount of awareness that it raises around the muslim culture while also keeping the reader engaged and stuck within the thoughts that is trying to be portrayed through Amal’s character.
As I said before, the author made this book very engaging and tries her best to show you the perspective of Amal’s life in the best way possible. This Caused me to become very curious and inquiry focused when reading the book thus allowing for a fluent read of the book.I found the book was really able to provoke a few of emotions in me with the use of humor and dramatic situations although I would still consider it a fairly light read when comparing to the rest of these global issues novels. To settle things, if you are debating on whether to get it or not, I would highly suggest you do as I did find it to be very interesting and mind activating even though I am male and may have found some of these situations odd.
If I were to recommend this book to a specific group of readers, I would suggest it for those that are more involved in understanding the lives of teenagers and the lifestyle that they seek to obtain. Targeting this book at a specific gender may be a bit of an issue although if you are into the gossip and lifestyle of females and their way of viewing their environment, I would give this book an amazing thumbs up. This is just because when I was scanning their opinions on the world or others, I find myself to be in a very awkward mindset and sometimes had troubles understanding their thoughts of others.
In conclusion, this book was an amazing read and would hands down be a high ranking book for the general population when considering the personalities of others. I thought it distributed the global issue of racism and hijabs with great detail but still keeping the story normal and as relatable to young teens as possible. As I end this blog post, I would like you to reflect on the impacts that you can make to help limit the effect that we have on the mindset of others like amal and how you are seen by people like her.