I Am Thunder

Muhammad Khan

3.98 based on 546 ratings & 145 reviews on Goodreads.com
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25 January 2018
9781509874057
320 pages
Synopsis

'I promised myself this time would be different. I would stand up for myself.'

Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem is used to being invisible. So no one is more surprised than her when Arif Malik, the hottest boy in school, takes a sudden interest.

But Arif is hiding a terrible secret and, as they begin to follow a dark path, Muzna faces an impossible choice: keep quiet and betray her beliefs, or speak out and betray her heart.

I Am Thunder is the debut novel from stunning YA voice, Muhammad Khan, which questions how far you'll go to stand up for what you believe.

'An uplifting, empowering novel with hope at its heart' Observer Children's Book of the Week

'Funny and clever - a perspective long overdue in British fiction' Alex Wheatle, Guardian prize-winning author of Crongton Knights

'This one is special . . . punches well above the weight of most debuts' The Times

'This assured, hopeful debut feels unprecedented and essential' Guardian

'One of the most distinctive narrators I've read in ages.' Fiona Noble, Bookseller

An uplifting, empowering novel with hope at its heart

Observer Children's Book of the Week

This one is special . . . Muhammad Khan has created a powerful, sophisticated and intensely likeable female narrator in this thrilling novel, which punches well above the weight of most debuts

Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week

With its superb heroine, pitch-perfect dialogue, and sensitive examination of extremism preying on naivety, this assured, hopeful debut feels unprecedented and essential

Imogen Russell Williams - Guardian