Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book Club will meet on the fourth MONDAY of this month.


Join us on Monday, March 25th at 7PM

This book club is open to both teens & adult lovers of Young Adult.
No signups are required, but feel free to join our Facebook group and fill out a general interest survey. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail Shauna at socialmedia@parkroadbooks.com

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut.

Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied.

A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die.

On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope.

 

 

The Weight of Our Sky Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534426085
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - February 5th, 2019