Beneath My Mother's Feet by Amjed Qamar

Beneath My Mother’s Feet

By Amjed Qamar
Level 10

This engaging fictional story gives a depiction of life in modern Pakistan. The story is eye-opening and inspiring. After her father is injured and her older brother runs away, 14-year-old Nazia is pulled out of school to help her mother in the humiliating job of cleaning houses. Will her cousin still want to move forward with their arranged marriage when he finds out? How will Nazia ever escape a life of servitude and receive an education? It could be viewed that the book stereotypes rich people and men as altogether bad, but it could also be viewed that that is the only experience that Nazia has had with rich people and men. Overall, I enjoyed this story and learned a lot. I came away from the book with gratitude for the opportunities I have in life. The book has a few instances that could be considered taking God’s name in vain, but I did not feel that was the case. The book is clean and free from inappropriate material, but mature topics make this book, in my opinion, best for those 13 years old and older.

Region Asia, Pakistan
Period 21st Century, 2000s
Genre Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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