This book is a recent addition to the genre of Muslim-related novels for young adults. Although it is more of a novella, the book has a good narrative line and strong characterisations, and is informative about the lives of young Muslim males in the UK. I am looking forward to the sequel, and I hope that the author continues to contribute to this literature and also considers writing for a more adult readership based on his life experiences.
A great story about a group of kids - good kids, who just want to play football while trying to learn their religion. The author does a great job of incorporating both in his story, against a backdrop of cultural/community setbacks. I would definately recommend - a really refreshing read for kids and adults alike and something different.
I read this book to ensure it was suitable for my niece & found myself really engaged in the story. The author has managed to include just the right amount of description in the exact moments when required. The story also contains some important life lessons for any child such as perseverance and humility. Buy it for your kids but have a read of it yourself!