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Publisher Description

The Newbery Honor winner about a heroic Pakistani girl that The Boston Globe called “Remarkable . . . a riveting tour de force.” 

Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. But when a tragic encounter with a wealthy and powerful landowner ruins the marriage plans of her older sister, Shabanu is called upon to sacrifice everything she’s dreamed of. Should she do what is necessary to uphold her family’s honor—or listen to the stirrings of her own heart?

A New York Times Notable Book

“Staples has accomplished a small miracle in her touching and powerful story.” —The New York Times

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
1989
September 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Children's Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Bail it!!! ,

Not to bad

At the beginning it was really boring but as it progresses it gets better and better. It was a weird plot but it was different and I liked that a lot. Try it and do yourself a favor.

ashgreen2080 ,

Deeply Moving

While this book is not as exciting as some of Fisher's other novels, Shabanu holds its own. The story of the nomadic girl forced to chose between her family's traditional wishes and reputation, and her own plan for her life, is both moving and heart-wrenching. It perfectly captures the despair, terror, and hope of a young woman in a desperate situation. This beautifully haunting novel is perfect for any teen or mature pre-teen girl who is culturally aware.

Wonder shrimp ,

Horrible

Suuuuuuuuuuper boring.

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