Monday, April 24, 2017

One Half From the East

Obayda’s family is in need of some good fortune, and her aunt has an idea to bring the family luck—dress Obayda, the youngest of four sisters, as a boy, a bacha posh. 

 Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets another bacha posh, everything changes. Their transformation won’t last forever, though—unless the two best friends can figure out a way to make it stick and make their newfound freedoms endure. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

One Half from the East is about a girl named Obayda who acts like a boy to make her father proud. I love how Obayda takes a stand in wanting to be a boy. Rahim, another transferred girl helps Obayda take new risks which bonds them a new friendship.

I find it very emotional to feel what Obayda had in her life with the sacrifices and changes that happened. I cheered out loud for what Obayda tried to do when something threatened her friendship with Rahim. Obayda does strong and powerful actions to save Rahim from going away from her forever.

I really could believe those legendary adventures that drove Obayda and Rahim together. I would rate this book five stars and I think people who are into heavier and more emotional stories should read One Half from the East. Thank you, Nadia Hashimi, for writing this beautiful story.

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