Publication Date: 22/07/2021 ISBN: 9781471410529 Category:

This Is My Truth

Yasmin Rahman

Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: 22/07/2021 ISBN: 9781471410529 Category:
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Description

Your friend or your secret – which one will you keep?

A powerful book tackling two important subjects, domestic violence and living in foster care, particularly in the Muslim community, by the author of ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and YA runner-up in the inaugural Diverse Book Awards 2020.

Best friends Amani and Huda are getting nervous about their GCSEs – and their future beyond school, which they’re both wildly unprepared for. Shy, quiet Amani has an outwardly picture-perfect family – a father who is a successful TV presenter, a loving mother, and an adorable younger brother – while confident and impulsive Huda has grown up with over-affectionate foster parents who are now expecting a baby of their own.

Both girls are jealous of each other’s seemingly easy life, without realising the darkness or worries that lie underneath. Then Huda witnesses Amani’s father hitting her mother, and Amani’s biggest secret is suddenly out.

As Amani convinces Huda to keep quiet by helping her with her own problems, a prank blog starts up at school, revealing students’ secrets one by one. Will this anonymous blogger get hold of Amani’s secret too? Will Huda keep quiet?

Publisher Review

A gripping, thought-provoking, sometimes shocking thriller * Guardian * Told from three viewpoints, this is an ultimately hopeful book, which does not shy away from the mental health pressures that young people may find themselves under. The author has experienced her own version of what Mehreen is going through, in a culture with little understanding of mental illness. This makes Mehreen's narrative all the more powerful and believable, without detracting from those of Cara and Olivia, who are fully realized characters with their own distinctive voices. It is very readable with moments of humour. This is a very timely book dealing with sensitive topics, which does not glorify suicide but aims to show that it is not the answer. Friendship can be truly life-saving * Armadillo Magazine *

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