G. Bianco, 2019
From the creator of Yes, I'm Hot In This, comes a YA graphic novel about discovering who you are and how to stand out. Filled with sarcasm and humor, Huda Fahmy’s Huda F Are You? (which comes out on November 23rd) is a great book to add to your holiday TBR!
Huda and her family just moved to Dearborn, Michigan, a small town with a big Muslim population. In her old town, Huda knew exactly who she was: She was the hijabi girl. But in Dearborn, everyone is the hijabi girl. Huda is lost in a sea of hijabis, and she can't rely on her hijab to define her anymore. She has to define herself. So she tries on a bunch of cliques, but she isn't a hijabi fashionista or a hijabi athlete or a hijabi gamer. She's not the one who knows everything about her religion or the one all the guys like. She's miscellaneous, which makes her feel like no one at all. Until she realizes that it'll take finding out who she isn't to figure out who she is.
This graphic novel was so cute! It immediately brought me back to high school and trying to find a way to stand out amongst people like me, but also not wanting to stand out too much. Additionally, the underlying theme of being Muslim and being persecuted because of your religion is very well done. Fahmy's artwork is also fantastic and paired with this story just makes this graphic novel a joy to read!
If you're looking for a fun and quick graphic read, then I highly recommend this one!
*I received an ARC from Penguin Teen in exchange for my honest opinion.
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