Head Over Heart
Colette Victor
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
ISBN: 978-1-909489-73-8
Publication date: July 2014
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World Rights. Rights sold: Germany


Zeyneb is like any other thirteen-year-old British girl, juggling the demands of her social life, school work and family. But as a Muslim girl attracted to a non-Muslim boy she has more difficult choices – and one very big decision. Now a woman in the eyes of her religion, she must decide if she will wear a headscarf. Zeyneb wants to make the right choice, not just for her family or friends, but for herself.

‘Everyone young and old should read Head Over Heart as it is a story and struggle that is affecting young and old right now across the world … a story that will stick with you!’
‘This is a warm story of a young Muslim girl growing up in a multicultural Britain, we take every step of her journey with her and we too balance on the horns of her dilemmas … I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to find a group of teens to talk it over with and get their insight.’
‘For those of us who do not have to think about living life in two cultures, this is a thought-provoking story for readers aged 10 and over. While the subject matter may be serious, Victor tells it with a light touch, injecting personality and humour into the main character and her friends. Zeyneb is a delightful young girl who, like all young teens, is on a long journey of discovery. She also demonstrates how the adults can learn a thing or two from the younger generation, too.’

I’m lying under the hydrangea bush at the bottom of our
garden. My father mowed the lawn this morning and the
smell of cut grass makes me think of the lazy summer...

“What would it be like to grow up in a foreign country with a culture or religion totally different from my own? What must it be like for kids from other cultures to grow up here? These are the questions that haunted me, inspired me to write this book in the search for answers.”

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