The Good Daughter by Amra Pajalic

The Good Daughter

byAmra Pajalic

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2009

Pricing and Purchase Info

$20.99 online 
$26.22 list price save 19%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores


Shortlisted for the 2009 Melbourne Prize, Best Writing Award.

Fifteen-year-old Sabiha has a lot to deal with: her mother's mental health issues, her interfering aunt, her mother's new boyfriend, her live-in grandfather and his chess buddy, not to mention her arrogant cousin Adnan. They all want to marry her off, have her become a strict Muslim and speak Bosnian.

And Sabiha's friends are not always friendly. She gets bullied by girlfriends and is anxious about boyfriends, when she just wants to fit in. But two boys, Brian and Jesse, become the allies of this fierce and funny girl.

The Good Daughter is a coming-of-age novel written with sensitivity and humour. It confronts head-on the problems of cultural identity in the day-to-day lives of teenagers. Amra Pajalic has a wonderful ear for idiomatic dialogue and the dramatic moment.

'...a near-perfect rendering of a young woman on the cusp of adulthood who's fighting to be allowed to grow up...the clashing of the old traditional community and its young people is universal.' Canberra Times

Title:The Good DaughterFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2009Publisher:The Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1921799986

ISBN - 13:9781921799983