“When Michael Met Mina” By Randa Abdel-Fattah Reviewed by Kellie Drengenberg
When Michael meets Mina, they are at a rally for refugees – standing on opposite sides. Mina fled Afghanistan with her mother via a refugee camp, a leaky boat and a detention centre. Michael’s parents have founded a new political party called Aussie Values.
They want to stop the boats.
Mina wants to stop the hate.
When Mina wins a scholarship to Michael’s private school their lives crash together.
This novel is a really thought provoking read, the political undercurrents making it a valuable read for all ages. The characters are engaging and we are carried along on their journey of self discovery as they develop their own opinions and ideals separate from their parents.
A novel for anyone who wants to fight for love, and against injustice.
This book is available at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.