The Hopes And Triumphs Of The Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain

Finding Her Feet

The Hopes And Triumphs Of The Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain is a contemporary novel continuing to follow the relationships between the sisters. This book focuses on Mae, the youngest sister at nineteen years old. It is a confusing time as she teeters on the brink of adulthood but as the youngest sister, everyone still treats her as a child. The reader delights in watching Mae find her way in the world.

Nadiya Hussain has painted a realistic and likable character in Mae. We feel empathy for her as we can remember a time when we were hovering on the edge of adulthood with all the fears, insecurities and frustrations that brings.

The world can be a scary place. There will always be those who try to take advantage and others who will step in with aid. Sometimes it is our own family who will put upon us and then it is more difficult to say ‘no.’

The novel shows that sooner or later there will come a time when we have to be brave, take responsibility and step out on our own.

Once again Nadiya Hussain has shown the complicated dynamics of family life and the shifting relationships between the sisters with adjustments needed on all sides. There were some light hearted moments too where I literally laughed out loud. And who can forget the horrendous bathroom scene with the baby?

I found The Hopes And Triumphs Of The Amir Sisters an engaging read and perfectly delightful for a miserable winter’s day.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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