Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah is about a 16-year-old Muslim girl living in Australia who decides to start wearing the hijab as a fill-timer.
Despite the interesting premise 'Does My Head Look Big In This?' showed all the signs of a first time writer: the story is plotless and just seemed to drag on forever through an endless array of boring teenage drama i.e. school, boys, buying clothes and wearing the right make-up, and most of all boys, boys and boys. Obviously if you pick up a young adult book then you can expect this sort of thing but not in every paragraph. The story did cover some important topics such as racism which was written brilliantly expecially since the author drew upon some recent historic events such as the collapse of the World Trade Center and the Bali bombing. However it was still not a very engaging book.
This book is only recommended to people who don't mind slow books.