Publication date: 13 June 2017
There are three kinds of people in my world:
1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They’re in your face so much, you can’t see them, like how you can’t see your nose.
2. Misfits, people who don’t belong. Like me—the way I don’t fit into Dad’s brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama’s-Boy-Muhammad.
Also, there’s Jeremy and me. Misfits. Because although, alliteratively speaking, Janna and Jeremy sound good together, we don’t go together. Same planet, different worlds.
But sometimes worlds collide and beautiful things happen, right?
3. Monsters. Well, monsters wearing saint masks, like in Flannery O’Connor’s stories.
Like the monster at my mosque.
People think he’s holy, untouchable, but nobody has seen under the mask.
I finished this book in 2 schooling days! It was such an enlightening read for me. If you aren’t muslin and you wish to learn more about their culture, this is tie book to read! I learnt so much about it and it allows me to better understand my fellow muslin friends’ traditions. For those who are Muslims, this book is totally relatable to you! Would definitely recommend it!
“Sometimes people who appear great can be the real deal. The husk, the fruit, and the kernel align.”Like a chestnut!
I learnt so much about it and it allows me to better understand my fellow muslin friends’ traditions. For those who are Muslims, this book is totally relatable to you! Would definitely recommend it! One of the most important lessons taught in this book is that we must always love ourselves and never be afraid to BE YOURSELF! Have a great day everyone, and don’t ever forget to ❤️BE YOURSELF❤️ and ❤️LOVE yourself❤️. Oh gosh, that was such a BTS moment. I blame the hype BTS is getting AND MY Sister, who happens to be an Army🙈