Unassimilated

Unassimilated Updated cover edition found here Zoe Mousa thinks immigrating to the U S is her key to happiness After arriving she works hard to repay an emotional debt owed to Sarah and Jamileh two Muslim sisters

  • Title: Unassimilated
  • Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
  • ISBN: 9781535350310
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Updated cover edition found here.Zoe Mousa thinks immigrating to the U.S is her key to happiness After arriving, she works hard to repay an emotional debt owed to Sarah and Jamileh, two Muslim sisters who provided love and family after her Jewish parents were murdered in Iran Despite Zoe s best efforts, their reunion is sidetracked when she uncovers an emerging cyber waUpdated cover edition found here.Zoe Mousa thinks immigrating to the U.S is her key to happiness After arriving, she works hard to repay an emotional debt owed to Sarah and Jamileh, two Muslim sisters who provided love and family after her Jewish parents were murdered in Iran Despite Zoe s best efforts, their reunion is sidetracked when she uncovers an emerging cyber war.Amidst the rising tensions, a young Christian professor takes a bold interest in Zoe, but he adds too many layers to her already complex life When love and culture collide, her worst flaws surface That s when she realizes she s not a victim of prejudice She s a perpetrator.Immigration isn t the solution to everything Her unrealistic expectations melt away with time and maturity Why did I bother to come, Zoe asks In a world on fire, maybe America is nothing than the last burning house on the block.

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    1. As an actor, my eyes light up when the written word rolls off my tongue. I found myself reading and re-reading certain paragraphs, just to taste the beautiful prose. Not all writing is meant to be spoken . . . but this is. It's art. It's a movie waiting to happen. I call dibs on the role of Saul Newman.

    2. A plot comparable to Joseph Heller’s, Catch 22; prose comparable to Michael Ondaatje’s, The English Patient; characters as memorable as Lewis Carroll’s, Alice in Wonderland. Few books are worth reading again, but Unassimilated is.

    3. Unassimilated, written by Michael Benzehabe, is an approach to connect Christian, Muslim and Jewish people all over the world. It is Benzehabe's first thriller and is about Zoe Mousa, a small, but brave woman, a Jewish orphan, adopted by a Muslim family. The story begins on May 7th, 2012. Zoe and four other women are taken hostage, one girl is dead, the blood streams soundlessly under her body, and the captor threatens another girl to hand over the codes. Zoe and the four women are strapped to c [...]

    4. Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (01/17)“Unassimilated” by Michael Benzehabe is an entertaining, action-packed story about Zoe Mousa, a quirky girl Jewish girl from Iran, adopted, and raised by a Muslim family after her parents are murdered. Zoe thinks immigrating to the U.S. is the fast-track ticket to a life of happiness and fulfillment, but her life is full of complexities and challenges that will soon cause her to wonder why she even bothers.Zoe works as a temporary employee on a [...]

    5. A young Jewish orphan, raised in a Muslim household, was enough to make me buy this novel. Although, building bridges over a chasm of Middle-Eastern bias is not the narrative thread. No. This is a simple story about self-growth, filled with heartwarming relationships between Zoe Mousa (protagonist) and her adopted Muslim family. In fact, the most enjoyable part of my read was watching fresh ideas develop, organically, as each character problem solved. Unassimilated never goes to the well of comm [...]

    6. just finished. im stunned. i dont want to get up or talk to anyone. i cried from happiness. i cried from sadness. i stayed up late because i couldnt put it down. this is what a book should be. i want the words to be pretty and the story to transport me. i want characters who move me. checks every box.

    7. Stunning. I've never read a book like this. I've never cried while reading a book. This one totally sucked me in, and it was over way too soon. Can't wait until author's (Michael Benzehabe) next book. Big recommend.

    8. Definitely makes my top-five novels. I'm not the type of person to read with a yellow highlighter, but I certainly marked up my copy! I found this to be a warm bath of inspiring quotes and delicious moods. What an unexpected find.

    9. When Zoe Mousa emigrates to the United States to begin a new life as an American citizen, her past follows her down a rabbit hole that opens up intense intercontinental danger and intrigue surrounding an impending cyber war. She has many obligations to some old friends who saved her life, however, and she must balance her dedication to her country, her past, her love, and her blood to reevaluate how "Judaism centered her, but Islam shielded her." Zehabe's novel Unassimilated is a surprisingly we [...]

    10. “Unassimilated” is a fascinating book that captured my interest from the very first page. There are so many layers to the story. Delicious, intriguing layers with multiple twists and turns, insuring there is never a lull in the plot. There is a bit of everything in this book: espionage, murder, mystery, action, love, romance, and betrayal; all delivered with just the right tone and tempo that kept me reading well into the night for several nights in a row.See my complete review on the Reader [...]

    11. Ladies! You've got to read chapter 37. There were a lot of great chapters before that, but chapter 37 pounded my heart flat. One of those rare reads where you cry, laugh, learn, and expand your horizons. I've already started re-reading it.

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