Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali audiobook

Love from A to Z

By S. K. Ali
Read by Priya AyyarTim Chiou , and S. K. Ali

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781534442726
9.19 Hours Unabridged
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From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip. A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together. An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are. But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry. When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break. Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her. Then her path crosses with Adam’s. Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister. Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father. Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. Until a marvel and an oddity occurs… Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting. Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip.

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Heartfelt, honest, and featuring characters readers will fall in love with, this is sure to become a beloved book for many.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Takes an unflinching and moving look at the intricacies of life as a Muslim teen in an imperfect, multicultural world. Beautiful.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“What makes Zayneb and Adam different is not their faith but their ability to learn from and love one another in a world hurling obstacles their way…Heartfelt and powerful.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This sweet Muslim teen romance with dual narrators begins with the author’s voice vowing faithfulness to her characters’ (fictional) journals, pieced together for the audiobook. Priya Ayyar gives American Zayneb an upbeat, strident tone that is distinctly teenaged. Her anger sparks at the Islamophobia she faces everywhere. Tim Chiou voices Canadian expat Adam in a calm, melancholy voice that contrasts with Zayneb’s…The writing and performances will charm listeners, leaving them with more understanding of Islam, chronic illness, love, and war. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: S. K. Ali

Author Bio: S. K. Ali

S. K. Ali is a teacher based in Toronto whose writing on Muslim culture and life has appeared in the Toronto Star. Her family of Muslim scholars is consistently listed in the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, and her insight into Muslim culture is both personal and far-reaching.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 9.19
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English