From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.
Lahore, Pakistan. Then.
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Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start.
Juniper, California. Now.
Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding.
Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah's health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle's liquor store while hiding the fact that she's applying to college so she can escape him - and Juniper - forever.
When Sal's attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth - and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst.
From one of today's most cherished and bestselling young adult authors comes a breathtaking novel of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness - one that's both tragic and poignant in its tender ferocity.
Sabaa Tahir is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ember in the Ashes series, which has been translated into over thirty-five languages. She grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother's comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing books while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Visit Sabaa online at SabaaTahir.com and follow her on Instagram @SabaaTahir.
"This is not the Sabaa Tahir you know...but it's the Sabaa Tahir you NEED to know. All My Rage is a gorgeous, star-crossed story about the costs of the American Dream and the way unexpected routes appear when you need them most. I read this in a single day." - Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways
"Searing. Riveting. Beautiful. All My Rage takes the reader on an unforgettable journey into the heart of love. Exploring the painful truths of hidden traumas and the crush of broken dreams, Sabaa Tahir shows us the healing, redemptive power of forgiveness, of hope, of connection in her stunning contemporary debut." -Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author of Internment
"Tahir packs an absolutely unforgettable punch in her first contemporary YA. . . .This is the kind of book that positively climbs into your bones and steals your breath in the very best way." - Buzzfeed Books
"Tahir's lyrical prose unpacks both the beautiful and the brutal. She deftly captures the layers of grief, rage, family, examination of faith, and forgiveness, while managing to inject levity into dire situations and provide a semblance of hope . . . Put this book at the top of your list." - SLJ, starred review
"Tahir brilliantly shows how interconnected societal forces shape communities and people's lives through the accumulated impact of circumstances beyond their control. A deeply moving, intergenerational story. An unforgettable emotional journey." - Kirkus Reviews
"An unyieldingly earnest generational story for contemporary audiences, Rage is a knife-sharp narrative with an obliterating impact that will leave readers thinking of it long after turning the last page." - Booklist
"Heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful, this memorable novel leaves the characters with what they deserve most: a future." - BCCB
"[A] powerful, viscerally told novel." - Publishers Weekly
"This unforgettable multigenerational contemporary YA novel delivers pain, heartache and anger - but also love, hope and redemption." - Shelf Awareness
"Some of the best contemporary fiction out there is YA, and 'All My Rage' is one of the strongest new examples. This moving--and at times devastating--book follows best friends Noor and Salahudin as Sal tries to save his family's motel and Noor tries to strike out on her own." - Marie Claire
"This powerful novel tackles everything from systemic racism to the fragile bonds of friendship." - PopSugar
"The first-person prose vibrates with adolescent intensity--of grief, desire, and above all searing rage--as Tahir's young heroes are faced with grown-up choices they feel ill-equipped to make. But equipped they are: with poetry, music, tradition, and their capacity to love." - Entertainment Weekly