I Am Thunder

I Am Thunder

Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem, who dreams of being a writer, struggles with controlling parents who only care about her studying to be a doctor. Forced to move to a new school in South London after her best friend is shamed in a scandal, Muzna realizes that the bullies will follow her wherever she goes. But deciding to stand and face them instead of fighting her instinct t Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem, who dreams of being a writer, struggles with controlling parents who only care about her s...

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Title:I Am Thunder
Author:Muhammad Khan
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1509874054
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:306 pages pages

I Am Thunder Reviews

  • Annalise
    Nov 14, 2017
    Again, it?s been a while since I actually read this book as I?ve been a bit rubbish at reviewing recently? but I loved this book so much I had to review it. I may have been raving about it on Twitter a little too much already. I don?t want to say too much except - just read ...
  • Justine
    Dec 22, 2017
    Originally published on I Should Read That I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. By now you guys know that I am not a fan of contemporary YA books. I just don?t have much of an interest in modern teenagers and their teenage lives. However, I A...
  • Edel
    Nov 04, 2017
    This is a story about a teenage girl called Muzna , she dreams of being an author when she gets older but her strict Muslim parents have other ideas for her . Muzna is a great character , she is funny and down to earth with ambition and gumption . Muzna lives in the UK with her fam...
  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    Sep 22, 2017
    It was cruel to bring me up in Britain make me go to school with British kids, then expect me to act like a girl from back home. Outside of having brown skin, speaking the language, and half-heartedly cheering the cricket team on with Dad, I had no real idea of what it meant to be P...
  • Taneika
    Jan 30, 2018
    I received this book for free from Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I Am Thunder is an own voices story about a Pakistani and Muslim girl named Muzna who is just trying to fit in and de...
  • Kath Middleton
    Dec 26, 2017
    Muzna is a plain looking girl who lacks self-confidence. Her Muslim parents move her to a new school when her father loses his job and her best friend is deemed to be a bad influence. At her new school she falls for Arif, the school heart-throb who, unbelievably, falls for her too. His...
  • Suzanne Bhargava
    Dec 22, 2017
    I?ve been prevaricating about writing this review, because I wanted to do the book justice. It was brilliant. A strong contender for my Carnegie nomination next year. As debuts go, I was blown away by the dialogue and narrative voice, which feels fresh and authentic (it was brave...
  • Jemima Pett
    Jan 18, 2018
    In a line: Brilliantly written,with touches that made me fear coming back to it. This is a thoroughly believable novel, or rather thriller, or maybe it's suspense, about contemporary life in London. Since the author is/was a contemporary London schoolteacher (secondary i.e. ages 11...
  • Sarah
    Dec 01, 2017
    Sometimes I feel like YA novels are a little reserved when it comes to talking about serious issues. I'm not sure why, maybe the author hasn't fully committed to the idea, maybe they don't think YA readers could handle it or maybe they are afraid to write something that could end up be...
  • Caroline
    Feb 24, 2018
    An excellent and important book about the radicalisation of a young girl. Muzna is a shy and unselfconfident Pakistani girl, not particularly religious, until the amazing Arif takes notice of her. Arif leads her into a world of extreme views, step by step. Under his spell Muzna starts ...
  • Megan  (YABookers)
    Nov 27, 2017
    Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book free from the publisher. Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem is passionate about writing. She struggles with Maths and Science but her parents want her to become a doctor. After her best friend is shamed by a scandal, her parents force her to cut...
  • Angus (Awkwardly Angus)
    Feb 08, 2018
    Eye opening, informative and bold. This book is such an important read considering recent historical events. ...
  • Annie
    Jan 28, 2018
    One of the most confronting books I have read this year and a story that really hits the nail on the head. Firstly, I want to take this moment to thank the author, Muhammad Khan, for writing this story. This book is definitely an eye opener for Non-Muslim readers and a warm hug to the ...
  • Aditi
    Jun 08, 2018
    ?These terrorists are the antithesis of Islam. They?re not Muslim. Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.? ----Samira Ahmed Muhammad Khan, a British author, has penned a very intriguing d...
  • Erin
    Jan 12, 2018
    Fellow bookworms, keep your eyes peeled for this book on January 25th. Set in present day Britain, Muhammed Khan explores the racism and discrimination of the Muslim population in England(and the Western world) while also bringing the topic of the recruitment tactics of some extremist ...
  • Anisha (sprinkledpages)
    Dec 17, 2017
    this was very well written and powerful. keep an eye out for it friends! for more, check out my review: https://sprinkledpages.blogspot.com.a... ...
  • Anniek
    May 08, 2018
    This was a pretty disappointing read for me. I was hoping it would make a strong statement, but instead I felt like the big middle ground between not being that religious and radicalizing was completely passed over. A lot of the time I couldn't follow the MC's reasoning and motivations...
  • ilsa ➹
    Feb 12, 2018
    update 25/03/18: So I've been slowly edging this rating down as I think more and more about this book. At first I thought I really loved it but the more that I think about the more I realise how cringey and disgusting this was. I'm just thinking if someone read this book, they'd really...
  • Marie Andrews
    Jan 22, 2018
    I Am Thunder follows the story of 15 year old Muzna, an ordinary Muslim-teen, trying to fit into a new high school in London. Her strict Pakistani parents want only the best for her - urging her to become a Dr, even though Muzna dreams of becoming an author, especially so she can repre...
  • Jananee (headinherbooks)
    Jan 30, 2018
    The Rating: 2.5/5 stars In order to best summarise my thoughts, I?ve decided to split it up into things I liked and things I didn?t like so let?s just get into it. Just a brief summary first to get started though ? this book follows Muzna who?s a teen trying to fit in...
  • naz
    Jan 20, 2018
    The more I think about and flick back through this book, the worse it gets. ...
  • Rosie
    Jan 28, 2018
    **3.5 Stars** This had slow beginning but it really picked up toward the end! Love the main character. Some of the language (especially in texts) didn't feel authentic. ...
  • Rachel
    Jan 11, 2018
    ? Family, faith and extremism ? Subtle but powerful ? Muzna is intelligent and funny ? The South London slang is ?next level? ? Truly eye opening, and a must read for everyone; the voice UKYA is crying out for ...
  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    Nov 23, 2017
    This book is going to stay with me for a long time. I almost didn?t request it on NetGalley, because, honestly, I usually avoid religion like the plague because it scares the shit out of me - how it can completely brain wash someone. The Plot Fifteen year old Muzna dreams of b...
  • Jessikah Stenson
    Oct 28, 2017
    A brilliant new voice and a daring story. I can't wait to write my full review. ...
  • Sophie
    Nov 21, 2017
    *I received a free copy of I am Thunder from My Kinda Book (Macmillian) in exchange for an honest review.* - Release Date: 25 January 2018 This debut Novel by Muhammed Khan is an own voices story, revealing what it?s like for Muslim?s growing up with protagonists of them all bei...
  • Alex Granger
    Nov 07, 2017
    This book is an absolute tour de force! Instead of watering down difficult topics like Islamophobia and radicalization, Khan tackles them head on through the innocent eyes of an intelligent and relatable heroine. Muzna is adorably flawed and nave and perhaps the novel?s greatest ac...
  • Umairah
    Dec 01, 2017
    I?ve been reading a lot about representation lately, what with diversity being a buzzword nowadays. In the past, when I?ve read a book there were never any expectations to see a Muslim protagonist, I just expected (as Shakespeare said, expectation is the root of all heartache) a go...
  • Kausr H.
    Dec 05, 2017
    Made me proud to be a Muslim. Muzna is an amazing hero. I saw myself and my sisters in her. Loved how the author touched on so many important issues with honesty and compassion. ...
  • Usman
    Jan 19, 2018
    Witty, smart and clever. I had heard a lot about this book and was a bit worried it would not live up to its hype. It is even more amazing. The main character is detailed and very relatable. She explores her faith and her identity in a very realistic way. She reminded me of my younger ...