Reviews

  • Full of humanity and wry humour, stuffed with memorable characters, praised to the skies by Le Monde, Le Figaro, Elle and just about every other newspaper and magazine, the novel is a kind of French White Teeth. L'Expresse's critic called Guene "a phenomenon filled with vital energy"'

    Jon Henley, Guardian
  • A slim, wry, slangy first novel . . . The mocking but surprisingly un-angry Doria makes some unexpected observations

    Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
  • There's humanity, humour, toughness and much more in this book

    Wendy Cooling, The School Librarian
  • Written in sparkling form . . . A hit in France and deserves to be so here

    Enid Stephenson, Carousel
  • Faiza Guene has produced in Doria a teenage heroine who speaks up for a new and previously unheard cast of dispossessed characters . . . Entertaining as well as searing, a sparky, engaging story . . . This is literature that needs to be read

    Nick Tucker, Independent

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