by Bushra Rehman
Reviewed by Janet:
Razia Mirza is growing up in Corona, Queens, an immigrant neighborhood in transition in the 1980s. Once in their teens, she and her friends rebel in small ways - listening to music, wearing skirts, and other actions not allowed by their Pakistani Muslim parents. When Razia begins to attend a prestigious high school in another part of the city, her world expands beyond the limited experiences of her immigrant neighborhood, and she finds herself having to choose between her family's expectations and being true to herself.