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Yet no amount of training or experience could prepare him for the latest twist in the investigation. Historical fiction doesn't have enough of a lens on the experiences of BIPOC people but the rep we found in this book was painfully lackluster. Besides Josefa, the only person that matters to Violent in this world is her younger brother Marko, who is about to age-out at an orphanage back home.

and suggesting changes that let readers experience things alongside the characters through showing rather than telling. Faggioli’s latest novel ( A Million to One) offers out-of-this-world encounters as well as earthly chills. And I love that Jaigirdar showed an interracial romance between two women of color, who are too often erased from history or left out of reclaimings of a lesbian past. Josefa can’t score it alone, so she enlists a team of girls with unique talents: Hinnah, a daring acrobat and contortionist; Violet, an actress and expert dissembler; and Emilie, an artist who can replicate any drawing by hand. Adiba Jaigirdar, author of one of Time’s Best YA books of all time, The Henna Wars, gives Titanic an Ocean’s 8 makeover in a heist for a treasure aboard the infamous ship that sank in the Atlantic many years ago in her latest novel, A Million to One.Even from the perspective of culture, South Asians place a huge value on community and family, idk, I'm gonna leave this one for the Pakistanis to speak on but I found the portrayal very uncomfortable. I sympathize with Hinnah on never feeling like she was enough or could be accepted for who she was, but if we don't get any insight into WHY her parents acted the way they did, the readers are left with the same old "my brown parents are oppressive" shit that the Western world loves to eat up and use as justification on why no woman would ever want to voluntarily choose modesty. Adiba Jaigirdar was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has been living in Dublin, Ireland since the age of ten. The second time I saw this was in The Ones We Burn when the white witch girl was convinced the Black princess was super privileged because she was royalty. I suspected when reading it that it might be – given it’s based around social media but is pre TikTok) However due to a Kindle with no charge, I started reading this one night – and enjoyed it so much it took priority over my Kindle book (which I eventually gave up on altogether).

But I do think it's funny that Jaigirdar joined in on the discourse given the problematic content in her own book lmao). Seeing Josefa at work as a thief was enjoyable to watch because she is so very light-fingered, she seems to be able to get away with any steal. I stopped reading for a few days and then I couldn’t find the interest or energy to continue it anymore. I can’t say who does what obviously, but when the ship does in fact start to sink, Adiba provides plenty of opportunities for these four to give unto others.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

As with all historical fiction, Jaigirdar has taken some liberties, but she’s also taken great pains to represent the people who “might have been there. Now, this doesn’t mean they are successful necessarily, the Titanic is a huge ship with so many moving pieces, not to mention security, there’s just no way to account for all of them, and the current owners of the Rubaiyat aren’t going to just let them have it. Adiba Jaigirdar ‘s A Million to One is more complex than simply “ Titanic meets Ocean’s Eight ,” as the publisher describes it. Adiba Jaigirdar, author of one of TIME 's Best YA books of all time and winner of the YA Book Prize 2022, gives Titanic an Ocean's 8 makeover in this nail-biting heist set onboard the infamous ship. But what do we really know about our elected representatives and how they work, what good they do, and what really happens behind the scenes?

I was excited to see her take on a different genre, but to my disappointment, A Million to One read as a half-baked, flimsy excuse for a heist. As he flees from the law with everything to lose, Kyle Fasano is about to discover that every decision in life has consequences, no matter the odds.

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