A LOVE THAT DISTURBS Review
By Medeia Sharif
Sometimes people find themselves in situations that they want out of, but circumstances prevent them from changing. What if they reach a point where they can’t go on with their lives the way they are, however? Do they risk losing family and friends by taking a chance at happiness or do they give in to pressure and continue living their unhappy lives?
In A LOVE THAT DISTURBS, Author Medeia Sharif’s latest novel for young adult readers, Haydee Gomez wants to get away from her pimp Rafe and just live a normal life, going to school like other girls and making friends. Maysa Mazaria, taunted for being a Muslim, wants to fall in love and not be married to a man of her mother’s choice. Then the girls make a discovery that has repercussions they never could have imagined.
Medeia Sharif has written a tender story that will touch your heart and perhaps even make you angry. Haydee and Maysa are such realistic characters, I kept thinking, is this really happening to teens in America? Do they face such challenges in their lives today? Are people as hateful and mean, yes mean, as some of the girls are that claim to be Maysa’s friend?
The author touches on controversial subjects in a gentle way that helped me understand other cultures better. A LOVE THAT DISTURBS would make a great addition to high school libraries, public libraries and you own library. I imagine many young people can relate to the challenge the girls have to deal with. Recommended.
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I also want the last post of June to be fun, so how about a new giveaway. Yes, my publisher, Dancing Lemur Press, is having a giveaway through the month of July. The only condition is the winner(s) must reside in the U. S. A. It sounds like fun. Details on Monday, July 4th, which is also a holiday.
Let me leave you with some pictures of June.
Baby Fly Catchers on the electric meter reader.
They've flown away now, and mother bird is sitting on more eggs.
A Cecropia Moth on our patio door. Isn't it gorgeous?
Have a nice holiday.