Monday, February 28, 2011

Skunk Girl and Ghostscape

Although these books are more geared to teens or younger, I read both of them, which I got from my local library. Skunk Girl is about a Pakistani teen with facial and body hair problems specifically a patch of hair running down her back. I was disappointed with this book as its another example of muslims behaving badly. Parents should read this book though to enlighten themselves. I really enjoyed Ghostscape though which is about a Somalian girl named Aisha who had lived through the war in Somalia and then travels back in time to the Second World War. This is a mix of history, adventure, religion, friendship and being proud of yourself. I would highly recommend this book. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it just as much if I had been a lot younger. I read some parts out loud to my 12 yr old son and he didn't want me to stop. :) This is the author's first book and its very well done for  a first novel. Insha Allah he will write something again. I look forward to it.


  1. Assalamu alaikum Sister!

    Really appreciate your reviews. Will buy Ghostscape inshallah.

  2. Wa Alaikum Salaam Nayma,

    Glad they were useful. For more reviews, click on books and reading and book of the month club.