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"All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.
Lahore, Pakistan. Then.
Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start.
Juniper, California. Now.
Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding.
Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever.
When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst.
From one of today’s most cherished and bestselling young adult authors comes a breathtaking novel of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness—one that’s both tragic and poignant in its tender ferocity.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Young love and betrayal are the name of the game in Sabaa Tahir’s emotionally charged drama. Salahudin and Noor are teenagers of Pakistani descent trying to find their place in the small town of Juniper, California. Worrying about school, family, and racist bullies is tough enough, but when Salahudin is forced to make a dangerous choice, their lives risk getting completely derailed. With its lush prose, powerful plot, and compelling characters, All My Rage takes us on an emotional roller coaster. The experience is enhanced by a trio of talented narrators. All My Rage will both break your heart and fill you with hope.
This book made me cry, laugh, cuss and so much more. I felt ommas love for them through these words.