Hate is Such a Strong Word...

Hate is Such a Strong Word... 1

by Sarah Ayoub

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2013

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In the vein of DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS and LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, HATE IS SUCH A STRONG WORD is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl caught between two cultures, Lebanese and Anglo Australian. Seventeen-year-old Sophie hates Monday mornings, socks worn with sandals, and having to strategise like she's a battle sergeant every time she asks her parents if she can go out. But she especially hates being stereotyped because she's Lebanese. When New Guy, Shehadie Goldsmith, is alienated at her Lebanese school because his dad's Australian, she hates the way it makes her feel. Like she's just as prejudiced as everyone else. Like she could make a difference if she stopped pretending she's invisible. Like the attraction between them might be too strong to fight... But hate is such a strong word... Can Sophie find the strength to speak out - even if it means going against everything she's been brought up to believe? A brilliant debut novel about identity, love, culture and finding your place. Ages: 12+
ISBN:
9780732296841
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2013
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
210x137x22mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Sarah Ayoub

Sarah Ayoub is a freelance journalist based in Sydney, Australia. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including Marie-Claire, Madison, Cosmopolitan, House & Garden, Sunday Style, The Guardian, Cleo, Shop Til You Drop, Frankie, Yen, Girlfriend and more.

She has taught Journalism at the University of Notre Dame and spoken at numerous industry events with the Emerging Writers' Festival, NSW Writers' Centre, the Walkley Foundation, Vibewire and more.

She is the author of Hate Is Such a Strong Word and The Yearbook Committee and regularly runs writing workshops at Sydney high schools.

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  • Great Aussie YA

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    Wonderful read! Fresh, relatable and a bit funny