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:Young Adult
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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Tatiana
    Jan 23, 2019

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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...

    Buddy read with my dear friend, Saajid (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWQ...). This was incredible. Just when I think Tahereh's writing can't get any better, she comes out with THIS MASTERPIECE! ...

    Sounds good but it's Tahereh Mafi so it is going to be fragile and melancholic for sure. ...

    i'm emo and I WISH THERE WAS MORE ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Yeeeesh, or as this book would say . . . ?Wow? You know what makes me want to punch someone in the throat more than anything in the universe? When the only words they can come up with during an argument are ?...

    Well this was HEARTBREAKING on SO MANY LEVELS. I?ve just finished reading it at the pool and I have sunglasses on to hide the TEARS in my EYES. This story and the struggles that Shirin goes through are so foreign to me but regardless, make me so so angry at the world and the fact ...

    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...

    2.5 stars, generously rounded up. Islamophobia is terrible, but writing about it as a background to an overwrought, angsty, dull "Guys like you don't talk to girls like me" teen romance was an odd choice, IMO. It shifted the narrative's focus from Shirin's pain to her boyfriend's, m...

  • Larry H
    Oct 29, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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 ling
    Sep 15, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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...

    Buddy read with my dear friend, Saajid (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWQ...). This was incredible. Just when I think Tahereh's writing can't get any better, she comes out with THIS MASTERPIECE! ...

    Sounds good but it's Tahereh Mafi so it is going to be fragile and melancholic for sure. ...

    i'm emo and I WISH THERE WAS MORE ...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 15, 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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

  • Maureen
    Jan 30, 2019

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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...

    Buddy read with my dear friend, Saajid (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWQ...). This was incredible. Just when I think Tahereh's writing can't get any better, she comes out with THIS MASTERPIECE! ...

    Sounds good but it's Tahereh Mafi so it is going to be fragile and melancholic for sure. ...

    i'm emo and I WISH THERE WAS MORE ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Yeeeesh, or as this book would say . . . ?Wow? You know what makes me want to punch someone in the throat more than anything in the universe? When the only words they can come up with during an argument are ?...

    Well this was HEARTBREAKING on SO MANY LEVELS. I?ve just finished reading it at the pool and I have sunglasses on to hide the TEARS in my EYES. This story and the struggles that Shirin goes through are so foreign to me but regardless, make me so so angry at the world and the fact ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jan 14, 2019

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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...

    Buddy read with my dear friend, Saajid (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWQ...). This was incredible. Just when I think Tahereh's writing can't get any better, she comes out with THIS MASTERPIECE! ...

    Sounds good but it's Tahereh Mafi so it is going to be fragile and melancholic for sure. ...

    i'm emo and I WISH THERE WAS MORE ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Yeeeesh, or as this book would say . . . ?Wow? You know what makes me want to punch someone in the throat more than anything in the universe? When the only words they can come up with during an argument are ?...

  • C.G. Drews
    Dec 29, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Feb 23, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

  • Lola
    Dec 26, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

  • Valentina
    Oct 27, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Dec 13, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Dec 26, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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...

    Buddy read with my dear friend, Saajid (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWQ...). This was incredible. Just when I think Tahereh's writing can't get any better, she comes out with THIS MASTERPIECE! ...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Jun 25, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

  • Sabaa Tahir
    Apr 09, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

  • Emma Giordano
    Nov 12, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Nov 24, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

  • Brianna
    Sep 19, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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...

    Buddy read with my dear friend, Saajid (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWQ...). This was incredible. Just when I think Tahereh's writing can't get any better, she comes out with THIS MASTERPIECE! ...

    Sounds good but it's Tahereh Mafi so it is going to be fragile and melancholic for sure. ...

    i'm emo and I WISH THERE WAS MORE ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Yeeeesh, or as this book would say . . . ?Wow? You know what makes me want to punch someone in the throat more than anything in the universe? When the only words they can come up with during an argument are ?...

    Well this was HEARTBREAKING on SO MANY LEVELS. I?ve just finished reading it at the pool and I have sunglasses on to hide the TEARS in my EYES. This story and the struggles that Shirin goes through are so foreign to me but regardless, make me so so angry at the world and the fact ...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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...

    Buddy read with my dear friend, Saajid (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWQ...). This was incredible. Just when I think Tahereh's writing can't get any better, she comes out with THIS MASTERPIECE! ...

    Sounds good but it's Tahereh Mafi so it is going to be fragile and melancholic for sure. ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Apr 09, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...

    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

    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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Emma
    Jun 06, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

  • Kayla Dawn
    Dec 18, 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 ...

    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. ...

    This was fantastic. ...

    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...

    4.5* ...

    4.5 Stars! Review to come. CW: islamophobia & xenophobia ...

    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...

    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. ...

    A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh 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, intelli...

    Tahereh Mafi better write more YA contemporary romance novels in the future because this one was absolutely moving and memorable. It?s been a long time since I fell so hard for a YA love interest but Ocean was just EVERYTHING. Oh my goodness. It?s both an uplifting and saddening st...

    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...

    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 ...

    I'd never name a book "a very large" anything. ...

    Well this is just a brilliant story that gave me far too many emotions. Honestly I'm just feeling all the things and I didn't expect less from the queen Tahereh Mafi!! ajfsdklad I know this book is hugely drawn on from personal experience and just walking in Shirin's shoes, with the mi...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I've always really enjoyed Tahereh's books but this being a contemporary really just stepped everything up for me. Fuck, I loved this SO MUCH. dsafsahdfkjsahfd Please join us tomorrow (12/14) on Kassie's channel at 8pm PST as we discuss this amazing read. I hope...

    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. ...

    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...

    My favorite read of the year so far. so raw, emotional, and hopeful ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Definitely not a bad book, just not my cup of tea. ...