‘Azita and me’ is a fiction story about the friendship of Holly and Azita, both come from diverse family’s and backgrounds, and I believe Sarah Martin (the author) captured that brilliantly. Holly, who has always been bullied because she has same sex parents, immediately becomes friends with Azita, a refugee who has moved into her class.
Their peers call them ‘uncool’ but as they start to learn and love each other’s family’s and cultures, they realise it doesn’t matter what other people think. This is a journey of self-belief, courage, and independence, 10/10!
Review by Lily – Year 7 – Mount Eliza Secondary College