Hollow Fires

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.2 X 1.5 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316282642

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About the Author
Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters; Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know; Internment, and Hollow Fires. She was born in Bombay, India, and has lived in New York, Chicago, and Kauai. Find her online at samiraahmed.com and on Twitter and Instagram @sam_aye_ahm.
Reviews
"With Hollow Fires, Samira Ahmed offers us an impossible-to-put-down thriller that is both spectacularly haunting and deeply thoughtful. Safiya and Jawad are not narrators we usually see, and their harrowing story is a wholly original commentary on perception, community, and the way society weighs one life against another." --Sabaa Tahir #1 NYT bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes
"A powerful, timely, and relentlessly compelling read. Hollow Fires burns brightly with Samira Ahmed's trademark blend of thought-provoking social relevance, heartfelt coming-of-age, and whip-smart plotting."--Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
"The book presents a ripped-from-the-headlines story that will be an easy sell both in terms of theme and topic."--School Library Connection
"A deeply chilling, inventive, and timely page-turner."--Kirkus, starred review
"Weaving alternating perspectives with articles and other media quotes, both real and fictional, this drives an all-too-real story that educates as much as it enthralls."--Booklist
"Ahmed weaves evocative prose with images, articles, and text messages to explore with skill and depth the twining of social media in an age of misinformation, alt-right political movements, and racism and Islamophobia."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Ahmed offers up a twisty, thrilling mystery while deploying the details of the crime as a framework for her exploration of Islamophobia and how wealth and privilege shield criminals from suspicion. The Chicago setting and the ultimate revelations of the horrific act call up elements of the Leopold and Loeb murders... it also makes a timely whodunnit that will satisfy any reader looking for a mystery, rich in secrets and social commentary."--BCCB
"In a novel that cleverly uses time jumps; alternates narration (between Safiya and ghost Jawad); and occasionally incorporates text messages, newspaper articles, and the like, Ahmed positions her story in the larger context of a racially divided world."--Horn Book
*"Her devastating and inspiring book is at once a gripping thriller and a passionate call for change that's urgent and timely--and sadly, also timeless."
--Book Page
"This impassioned ride toward the truth, based on a true story, will make readers think about the media bites they consume and white youth's easy access to radicalization."--School Library Journal, starred review