The House Of Djinn by Suzanne Fisher StaplesThe House Of Djinn by Suzanne Fisher Staples

The House Of Djinn

bySuzanne Fisher Staples

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Mumtaz, daughter of Shabanu, has lived with her father's traditional Muslim family for 10 years, enduring the scorn of her auntie Leyla day in and day out. Her only protectors are her uncle Omar and Baba, patriarch of the Amirzai tribe, but even they would disown her if they knew she had a crush on a Hindu boy. The only person Mumtaz can confide in is her cousin Jameel. Unfortunately, Jameel lives with his parents in California and he's been out of touch since he fell in love with a Jewish girl. 

When Baba dies unexpectedly, Mumtaz's world is thrown into chaos. Without Baba keeping order in the tribe, Mumtaz and Jameel find themselves thrust together in the middle of an ongoing power struggle—the same one that sent Shabanu into hiding a decade earlier.

A compelling conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Newbery Honor Book Shabanu and continued in Haveli,The House of Djinn explores the delicate balance between freedom and tradition in modern-day Pakistan.

About The Author

SUZANNE FISHER STAPLES is an award-winning author whose novels for young adults include Dangerous Skies, Shiva's Fire, the Newbery Honor Book Shabanu, and its sequel, Haveli. Before writing books, she worked for many years as a UPI correspondent in Asia, with stints in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. She currently resides in Nicholso...
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Title:The House Of DjinnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:September 11, 2012Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307976424

ISBN - 13:9780307976420

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and touching story! A great book for young readers. In this book, storytelling is woven successfully with modern Islamic attitudes of the young, all the while not compromising on Islamic values of those of us who strongly desire to follow Islam correctly.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put this book down! I always take a look at the first page to see if I like the writing style (if it doesn't grab me on the first page, I don't buy)… I was hooked from the first paragraph! Badani's writing style is so smooth, and draws you in immediately! I loved the story as told from the mother's and sisters' perspectives. Beautifully done, dramatic, and in the end, so inspiring. Wow! Can't wait to read more by this author. One of my favorite reads!
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY FAVORITE BOOK! Lets be real, as Muslim Teens we all struggle with Halal love? I cannot express in words how much I LOVE this book. I could not put the book down! I wish I could read it again for the first time.
Date published: 2015-11-03