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All My Rage: A Novel



by
Sabaa Tahir

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Razorbill
ISBN
9780593202340
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Crime: Drug Trafficking/Dealing , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Violence: Child Abuse , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary YA novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.

Lahore, Pakistan. Then.

Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Cloud’s Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start.

Juniper, California. Now.

Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding.

Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever.

Content warning. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Crime: Drug Trafficking/Dealing , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Violence: Child Abuse , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

384

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.2: points 12

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Pakistani Americans. Family life. Immigrants. Forgiveness. Grief. Poverty. Debt. Motels. Islamophobia. Dating and sex. Prejudice and racism. Alcoholism. Point of view. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-In a genre flip from fantasy, Tahir has created a contemporary novel that spans both time and place. In past Pakistan, Misbah weds Toufiq in an arranged marriage that results in a move to California after upheaval at home. Now they run a small hotel in the Mojave Desert. Their son Salahudin and dear family friend Noor hold a connection bound by their history and the challenges they face due to Islamophobia, racism, and more. When his mother's health fails and his father battles alcoholism as he grieves, the financial and maintenance aspects of the hotel fall to Sal, who takes drastic measures to save the hotel his mother loved so very much. Simultaneously, Noor is striving to leave her uncle's grasp by planning to go away to college, but finds herself caught up by Sal's choices. Tahir's lyrical prose unpacks both the beautiful and the brutal. She deftly captures the layers of grief, rage, family, examination of faith, and forgiveness, while managing to inject levity into dire situations and provide a semblance of hope. Music aficionados will revel in the songs referenced throughout various scenes in the book. VERDICT This deep dive into the complex ferocity of emotions within families is a love letter to Pakistani culture and revelations from the past that test the boundaries of survival. Put this book at the top of your list.-Lisa Krok

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-In a genre flip from fantasy, Tahir has created a contemporary novel that spans both time and place. In past Pakistan, Misbah weds Toufiq in an arranged marriage that results in a move to California after upheaval at home. Now they run a small hotel in the Mojave Desert. Their son Salahudin and dear family friend Noor hold a connection bound by their history and the challenges they face due to Islamophobia, racism, and more. When his mother's health fails and his father battles alcoholism as he grieves, the financial and maintenance aspects of the hotel fall to Sal, who takes drastic measures to save the hotel his mother loved so very much. Simultaneously, Noor is striving to leave her uncle's grasp by planning to go away to college, but finds herself caught up by Sal's choices. Tahir's lyrical prose unpacks both the beautiful and the brutal. She deftly captures the layers of grief, rage, family, examination of faith, and forgiveness, while managing to inject levity into dire situations and provide a semblance of hope. Music aficionados will revel in the songs referenced throughout various scenes in the book. VERDICT This deep dive into the complex ferocity of emotions within families is a love letter to Pakistani culture and revelations from the past that test the boundaries of survival. Put this book at the top of your list.-Lisa Krok

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