Book Reviews of Haveli

ISBN-13: 9780679865698
ISBN-10: 0679865691
Pages: 336
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is better by far then its predeceser.
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My girls really enjoyed this book.
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A great sequel to Shabanu by Staples.
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Wonderful young adult book about the muslim world from a teenager's point of view. See companion book, "Shabanu," which won Newbery Honors.
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A great read for all ages. The author really knew how to capture the reader's attention. I fell in love with her first book, Shabanu, and couldn't help but love Haveli, a companion to it.
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I read this book and its predecessor "Shabanu" and am completely impressed with both. Even though this book is written for young adult / high school students, it was mesmerizing to me as a 42 year-old mom. I wanted to fight for Shabanu; for the freedom of choice she doesn't have simply because she is a girl. This story was an eye-opening view of the many different cultural groups that exist within Pakistan and a woman's place in those cultures. The descriptions of the characters, the geographical areas, and customs are detailed. The author doesn't paint the entire culture with a broad brush: she describes the hard choices that people must make and the good people who try to protect those they love within the confines of the culture. I am about to order the last book in the triad. If you have a daughter, this is a must read! I can't say enough good things about these books.