I Am Thunder

I Am Thunder Review

Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem, who dreams of being a writer, struggles with controlling parents who only care about her studying to be a doctor. Forced to move to a new school in South London after her best friend is shamed in a scandal, Muzna realizes that the bullies will follow her wherever she goes. But deciding to stand and face them instead of fighting her instinct to disappear is harder than it looks when there's prejudice everywhere you turn. Until the gorgeous and confident Arif shows an interest in her, encouraging Muzna to explore her freedom.

But Arif is hiding his own secrets and, along with his brother Jameel, he begins to influence Muzna with their extreme view of the world. As her new freedom starts to disappear, Muzna is forced to question everything around her and make a terrible choice - keep quiet and betray herself, or speak out and betray her heart?

A stunning new YA voice which questions how far you'll go to protect what you believe in.

Title:I Am Thunder
Edition Language:English

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  • Erin

    Fellow bookworms, keep your eyes peeled for this book on January 25th. Set in present day Britain, Muhammed Khan explores the racism and discrimination of the Muslim population in England(and the West...

  • ilsa ?

    update 25/03/18: So I've been slowly edging this rating down as I think more and more about this book. At first I thought I really loved it but the more that I think about the more I realise how cring...

  • Sarah

    Sometimes I feel like YA novels are a little reserved when it comes to talking about serious issues. I'm not sure why, maybe the author hasn't fully committed to the idea, maybe they don't think YA re...

  • Aditi

    “These terrorists are the antithesis of Islam. They’re not Muslim. Violence has no place in religion, and the terrorists are responsible for their own crimes, not the religion and not us.” ---...

  • Kate (beautifulbookland)

    This book is going to stay with me for a long time. I almost didn’t request it on NetGalley, because, honestly, I usually avoid religion like the plague because it scares the shit out of me - how it...

  • Marie Andrews

    I Am Thunder follows the story of 15 year old Muzna, an ordinary Muslim-teen, trying to fit into a new high school in London. Her strict Pakistani parents want only the best for her - urging her to be...

  • Suzanne Bhargava

    I’ve been prevaricating about writing this review, because I wanted to do the book justice. It was brilliant. A strong contender for my Carnegie nomination next year. As debuts go, I was blown away ...

  • Usman

    Witty, smart and clever. I had heard a lot about this book and was a bit worried it would not live up to its hype. It is even more amazing. The main character is detailed and very relatable. She explo...

  • Annie

    One of the most confronting books I have read this year and a story that really hits the nail on the head. Firstly, I want to take this moment to thank the author, Muhammad Khan, for writing this stor...

  • Taneika

    I received this book for free from Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Am Thunder is an own voices story...