A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

It?s 2002, a year after 9/11. It?s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who?s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She?s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments?even the physical violence?she endures as a result of her race, her religion, an It?s 2002, a year after 9/11. It?s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for som...

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Title:A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author:Tahereh Mafi
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:A Very Large Expanse of Sea
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

A Very Large Expanse of Sea Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Nov 18, 2018
    Could NOT pull away!!!! Alright...I know I?m behind on a couple of reviews... ( no rules here right?/!)... lol Busy with a remodeling project ...? And a girl needs sleep... BUT READ THIS BOOK .... It?s WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL!!!!? I enjoyed both the Audiobook &am...
  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
    Jun 28, 2018
    wtf I'm actually crying here. I wasn't even expecting to like it much, but I haven't legit felt this unintentionally moved by a book in months. I can't even believe how purely upset I feel about this story (in a good way). wow I honestly don't know what's happening to me, I just fee...
  • Larry H
    Oct 29, 2018
    I read for a number of different reasons. I read for relaxation, for entertainment, for escape. I read to be provoked into thought or action, I read to feel, and sometimes my funny bone or my tear ducts need a good workout. And sometimes, I read to learn. The ideal book is a combina...
  • alexandra
    Sep 15, 2018
    i'm emo and I WISH THERE WAS MORE ...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 15, 2018
    I got my hands of an ARC of this back at BEA and I regret not reading it till now. This book was INCREDIBLE. It's definitely one of my favorite books to come out this year. It was eye opening and heart breaking and beautiful. ...
  • Christine Riccio
    Jun 27, 2018
    This was fantastic. ...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Feb 23, 2018
    This book was EVERYTHING. I posted a mini review on my blog, you can check it out HERE! I thought I understood white privilege but this book.. THIS BOOK checked my ass real quick. I don?t even have words. Please just do yourself a favor and add it to your TBR immediately. ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    May 23, 2018
    October 2018 Updating with my full thoughts now that the book is out! I wrote all of this down when I first read it in May. I was nervous starting this book because the first 25% of this lays a lot of groundwork and there?s a lot of telling instead of showing. Despite this, I wa...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Nov 12, 2018
    5 stars! ?I was stuck in another small town, trapped in another universe populated by the kind of people who?d only ever seen faces like mine on their evening news, and I hated it.? Placed in 2002, Shirin is a 16 year old Muslim girl dealing with the aftermath of 9/11...
  • Valentina
    Oct 27, 2018
    I?m a white girl. I know the privilege the color of my skin gives me. Sometimes people stare at me, I can feel their eyes on me while crossing the street. It happens once in a lifetime and it gives me shivers. I don?t know why they do it, but I know they aren?t commenting the c...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Oct 18, 2018
    If you know my reading tastes much, you?ll already know that I almost never pick up a contemporary novel unless it involves one of three things: diverse rep, a heartbreaking learning experience (for the reader or the characters), or a romance so sweet and lovable that I can?t help ...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Jun 25, 2018
    4.5* ...
  • Jessi ♡
    Feb 22, 2018
    I'm not coherent enough to tell y'all how good, funny and important this book is. So i'm gonna wait. But holy shit, this is a book you need to buy. ********* ?I always knew I had to write this book. This is my story, the story I've been writing in my head for years. When I...
  • Sabaa Tahir
    Apr 09, 2018
    One of the best contemporary books I've ever read, and hands-down the best YA on what it means to be a Muslim American post 9/11. Tahereh Mafi pulls no punches, spares no feelings and tells the absolute truth and it is beautiful, rare and heartbreaking. If there's one book you read thi...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Sep 05, 2018
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Buddy Read with Hamad Thank you Harper Collins for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review. ?It gives the bullies all the power. It would mean they?d succeeded at making me feel like who I was and what I believed in was some...
  • Emma Giordano
    Nov 12, 2018
    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...
  • ambsreads
    Oct 18, 2018
    this book is incredible. full review to come. ...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Nov 24, 2018
    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by There Mafi broke me while simultaneously filling my mind, soul and heart with vast emotions all at the same time. This book deserves all the stars for the raw emotion it made me feel. Tahereh Mafi's voice was so honest - Shirin was funny, intellige...
  • Brianna
    Sep 19, 2018
    This is a critical story that I hope not only makes an impact on YA literature, but also on society in general. It's the type of book that I would recommend a thousand times over. It?s one that I desperately want everyone to read, to learn from, and I?m so thankful Tahereh Mafi sha...
  • Nick
    Oct 17, 2018
    Sounds good but it's Tahereh Mafi so it is going to be fragile and melancholic for sure. ...
  • Jackie
    Feb 22, 2018
    an #ownvoices story about a hijab-wearing Muslim American teen after the events of 9/11?? it also features an interracial relationship and tackles bigotry and Islamophobia?? I'M SO READY FOR THIS. I LOVE MY MUM TAHEREH ...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Apr 09, 2018
    4.5 stars rounding up to 5. This book was really intense, raw and honest. I really felt how personal of a story this was for the author to write, and am grateful that she is putting this book out into the world. ...
  • Kai
    Feb 26, 2018
    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...
  • شيماء ✨
    Oct 03, 2018
    Y?all mind if I cry because if you?d told 16 year-old me that one day I?ll read a NYT best-selling book where a Muslim Hijabi teen gets her own coming of age story and her own big romance instead of being the token (stereotyped) minority character or some cultural prop used only ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Nov 05, 2018
    Aside from a few short bursts of insight on a Muslim girl suffering racists microaggressions a year after 9/11, A Very Large Expanse of Sea is your average, run-of-the-mill coming-of-age YA romance featuring a teenager who hates school, laments life, is awkward around boys, doesn't und...
  • may ❀
    Dec 05, 2018
    i'm conflicted, im conflicted, im conflicted, im conflicted, im conflicted, im conflicted, im conflicted, im conflicted, im conflicted i got a lot to ??unpack?? but i dont know if i'm going to unpack it, so stay tuned, i guess RTC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ i'm sitting here re...
  • Hamad
    Sep 05, 2018
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating: 3.5 stars ?I was stuck in another small town, trapped in another universe populated by the kind of people who?d only ever seen faces like mine on their evening news, and I hated it. ...
  • Tashie
    Feb 22, 2018
    *ARC review i wish it was possible to give a book more than five stars, because this book absolutely deserves it. i haven't felt this specific way about a book in a long, long time and my heart is absolutely swelling with affection for these characters and for this story. i also haven...
  • Emma
    Jun 06, 2018
    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...
  • Brenda Waworga
    Nov 22, 2018
    OH WOW!! Seriously I just found another favorite contemporary read this year! THIS FREAKING BOOK is something special I tell you! This issue (Islamophobia) is the 1st time ever I read on YA contemporary book and it truly blew my mind! It woven with so many emotions that I think eve...