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A Million to One

A Million to One

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We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Thrillingly, Trevor takes the reader with him into dressing rooms, into boardrooms and on to the field of play. And I'm not saying all this to harp on the lack of food descriptions, every character's background was so vague and rushed that you might as well substitute and swap out the races/ethnicities, it wouldn't have made a difference. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

However, all it consisted of was Josefa randomly going up to the rest of the characters with seemingly no explanation and offering them the job, and them either agreeing to it immediately (? It is particularly rewarding and refreshing to see the girls, through multiple-POV narration, actively work through those changes, and work to understand one another and their differences.Adiba Jaigirdar, author of one of Time's Best YA books of all time, gives Titanic an Ocean’s 8 makeover in a heist for a treasure aboard the infamous ship that sank in the Atlantic many years ago. Unfortunately, if your item has been personalised, we will be unable to refund or exchange the item. Although it’s also made me realise how quickly a contemporary book can be out of date – as Annie would be all over reels and Tik Tok now! They couldn’t be more different and yet they have one very important thing in common: their lives depend on breaking into the vault and capturing the Rubiyat.

This could have been a perfect opportunity to develop the characters (especially since they weren’t developed much at all throughout the novel anyway) and introduce their personalities/roles in the heist, but we got absolutely none of that. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. My biggest gripe was how Hinnah's family fed into the same old narrative of oppressive, neglectful, backward brown parents. Now that I think about it, brown women were over-sexualized by white people in the most heinous ways so how does colonial slut-shaming differ from the slut-shaming Hinnah endured from her parents?I sympathize with Hinnah on never feeling like she was enough or could be accepted for who she was, but if we don't get any insight into WHY her parents acted the way they did, the readers are left with the same old "my brown parents are oppressive" shit that the Western world loves to eat up and use as justification on why no woman would ever want to voluntarily choose modesty. Hinnah from Karachi is the youngest of the group, and she’s eager to leave a thankless job at the circus and put her contortionist abilities to better use aboard the Titanic by sneaking through circulation vents and into locked cabins. These revelations certainly test the friendship of the girls and I thought it added depth to the narrative. Okay, to say Adiba uses dramatic irony effectively would be underselling dramatic irony as these characters and all else onboard are sailing (sorry) towards unknowable, and sadly avoidable, historical relevance. Emilie, a skilled painter and forger, is reluctant to take apart the Rubaiyat for profit but is swayed by the thought of using the money from selling the individual jewels to travel to Haiti, her birth country, and visit her deceased mother’s family.

The book had 1,051 semi-precious stones set in 18-carat gold, 5,000 separate pieces of colored leather and 100 square feet of 22-carat gold leaf in the tooling.

And I love that Jaigirdar showed an interracial romance between two women of color, who are too often erased from history or left out of reclaimings of a lesbian past. Croatian Violet, who wishes to reunite with her younger brother at home, has a natural talent for acting and gathering information. Seeing Josefa at work as a thief was enjoyable to watch because she is so very light-fingered, she seems to be able to get away with any steal. and suggesting changes that let readers experience things alongside the characters through showing rather than telling. There’s so many statistics involved with the Titanic, big numbers create big numbers after all, and if you’re like me, as you’re making your way through the story, facing an ever-dwindling page count, the direness of the situation starts to set in.

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