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Ten Steps To Us by Attiya Khan
About The Book
What if you met the boy of your dreams but loving him was forbidden?
Aisha Rashid is used to being invisible or bullied and overshadowed by best friend Isabelle. So no one is more surprised than her when Darren Brady, the hot new boy in school, takes an interest in her and not Isabelle. But Aisha is a devout hijab-wearing Muslim and Darren is off limits. Does she follow her heart even if it means losing her own identity? And is Darren really all that he seems? If only there was a way she could keep the boy and her faith. Maybe there is a way? All it takes are ten steps…
Diversitythe practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.
I think it’s time the word “diversity” is not a taboo, we should start to accept that we are all different and all the same; humans with emotions and feelings. And I think this book tries to remember this to the reader, that Aisha Rashid, the main character is a teenage girl, with insecurities and discovering what’s love.
I’ll admit that at the beginning it’s not easy to understand Aisha, she seems too self centered and full of insecurities, but who wasn’t in her young years? And, let’s be honest, it has to be difficult having a different religion from the people around you and dressing different; even if you believe in what you are wearing, not everyone is welcoming to “diversity”.
I think this is a very interesting read to make us put in the skin of a Muslim girl, it’s time that we take away the stigma that everyone is white and perfect; no one is perfect and it’s time we all learn it and accept it.
Are you ready to discover Aisha and her world? “Ten Steps To Us” is waiting for you…
About The Author
Attiya Khan is a mother of three and works as a GP in East London. She has been part of critique groups for around five years and holds an MA in Modern Literature from Birkbeck, where she graduated with merits. She was selected to be part of the David Higham s Open day for underrepresented writers, and is also on the longlist for Undiscovered Voices 2020. Ten Steps To Us is Attiya s debut book.