Butt-Hussain, Ambreen

The Unlovable Alina Butt -- Ambreen Butt-Hussain, Paperback

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Fitting in at a new school is hard enough, but when you're an awkward, big-nosed, nerdy Pakistani girl with a funny last name, it can seem impossible.

Eleven-year-old Alina Butt has changed schools four times already since her family moved to England from Pakistan. Even after all that practice, she doesn't seem to be getting any better at being the new kid. Mocked for her last name and her "weird" lunches, Alina has had enough! Taking a leap of faith to try and stand out for the "right" reasons, Alina auditions for the school play. Her hopes of landing the lead role in Cinderella are dashed when her new friend gets the part of Cinderella instead...and her bully is cast as Prince Charming!

Alina must rely on her stubborn will and wacky sense of humor to survive the endlessly embarrassing and ridiculous situations she finds herself in and discover her own unique way to shine!

Author: Ambreen Butt-Hussain
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: 05/16/2023
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781459834910
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2023
Booklist 04/15/2023 pg. 57

Product Tags:

Ages 9-12, Alina Butt, Ambreen Butt-Hussain, Books, Books › Subjects › Children's Books › Growing Up & Facts of Life › Family Life, Children's Books, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Diversity & Multicultural, England, Family Life, Grades 1-3, Grades 6-8, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Humorous Stories, Juvenile Fiction, Orca Book Publishers, Paperback, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Themes, Subjects

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