Hate is Such a Strong Word

Author(s): Sarah Ayoub

Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13+)

I hate being invisible. I hate that I still can't fight my own battles. I hate that I can't keep up with the demands of high school. Sophie Kazzi is in Year 12 at an all-Lebanese, all-Catholic school where she is invisible, uncool and bored out of her brain. While she's grown up surrounded by Lebanese friends, Lebanese neighbours and Lebanese shops, she knows there's more to life than Samboosik and Baklawa, and she desperately wants to find it. Unfortunately, her father has antiquated ideas about women, curfews and the Lebanese 'way'. Bad news for Sophie, who was hoping to spend Year 12 fitting in and having fun - not babysitting her four younger siblings, or studying for final exams that will land her in an Accounting course she has no interest in. Just when it looks like Sophie's year couldn't get any more complicated, Shehadie Goldsmith arrives at school. With an Australian father and a Lebanese mother, he's even more of a misfit than Sophie. And with his arrogant, questioning attitude, he also has a way of getting under her skin...But when simmering cultural tensions erupt in violence, Sophie must make a choice that will threaten her family, friends and the cultural ties that have protected her all her life. Are her hates and complaints worth it? Or will she let go ...and somehow find her place? Ages: 13+


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General Fields

  • : 9780732296841
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : 0.27
  • : June 2013
  • : 201mm X 135mm
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Ayoub
  • : Paperback
  • : 913
  • : en
  • : 256