Huda and Me
A cheeky, fun and fast-moving tale of two Lebanese-Australian kids who decide to escape their horrible babysitter by running away…to the other side of the world. Huda's sitting in the airport lounge, fiddling with our tickets. I can tell she's excited because she has a little smile on her face and she keeps glancing at her pink digital watch. I can't believe we're doing this. I can't believe we're running away from home. Well, we're…

“Huda and Me” by H.Hayek is a heart-warming action packed novel about narrator Akeal and his little sister Huda, two Muslims from Melbourne, Australia. Huda and Akeal’s parents must travel to Lebanon for a family emergency, leaving Huda, Akeal and their five other siblings at home with the dreaded Aunt Amel. Huda is a cheeky, hilarious character who decides that her and Akeal are going to try and escape their home to find their parents in Lebanon.

I enjoyed this book very much, because it was fast paced, heart-warming and hilarious. I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a fast paced, quick read about family, racism and friendship.

Reviewed by Bella P- Year 8 Ivanhoe Grammar