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Secret Sky : A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan (Reprint) (Paperback) (Atia Abawi)

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An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from veteran foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures and the Taliban to stay together. Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America's War in Afghanistan. Perfect for fans of Patricia McCormick, Linda Sue Park, and Khaled Hosseini, this story will stay with readers for a long time to come. * ?A suspenseful, enlightening, and hopeful love story.” Publishers Weekly, starred review ?Riveting plot, sympathetic characters and straightforward narration studded with vivid, authentic detail: a top choice.” ? Kirkus review ?Heartbreaking and heartwarming.” ? VOYA review
An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from veteran foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi

Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. But they do. And the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures and the Taliban to stay together. Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America's War in Afghanistan.

Perfect for fans of Patricia McCormick, Linda Sue Park, and Khaled Hosseini, this story will stay with readers for a long time to come.


* ?A suspenseful, enlightening, and hopeful love story.? Publishers Weekly, starred review

?Riveting plot, sympathetic characters and straightforward narration studded with vivid, authentic detail: a top choice.? ? Kirkus review

?Heartbreaking and heartwarming.? ? VOYA review
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Values + Virtues, People + Places / Asia, Love + Romance, Historical / Military + Wars
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Teen
Author: Atia Abawi
Language: English
Street Date: June 2, 2015
TCIN: 17168057
UPC: 9780142424063
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-5911
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