An extremely skilled fiction writer, the author of the best selling, Shatter Me Series, Tahereh Mafi’s novel is worth the wait. A smart and humorous love story between between two Americans, Shirin and Ocean James, who come from distinct backgrounds.
They are lab partners, living in a post 9/11 America. Shirin being a Muslim, and the 9/11 aura surrounding her, (and people like her) goes through a strenuous time. Amidst the frustrations she’s been facing, she meets Ocean, her lab partner. He is the first person who wants to know her. Coming from diverse backgrounds, their honest connections leads to apprehensions as well.
A very large expanse of sea, is hopeful, diverse and delightful story to put your hands on.