In my book there are a lot of snow-capped mountains in the background it seems and it also seems really hot when the girls go to school.
In my book there are a lot of statements including extravagant settings. such as "hanging green glaciers, splintering under the tropical sun."
My book also talks about people climbing snow topped mountains. There are also photo examples.
And do the girls in your book cover their entire face other than the eyes or how is the hijab worn?
The majority of the girls wear their hijab so that their hair is covered, but you can still see their faces. There is a key example of what the women look like on the front of my book.
The events that occur in the book I chose take place in Northern Pakistan. Is your book located in Northern or Southern Pakistan?
Mine is also in Northern Pakistan in the Swat district. Does yours have a specific district or is it just generally in the north?
In my book the author describes the communities as "an impoverished community of mud and stone huts." What are the communities like in your book.
The community in my book seems fairly well-off compared to some of the smaller villages around it where there have been said to be 16 people in the house.
In my book there are many italicized words that are referring to a common language. Does your book show any signs of this?
Yes there is a lot of this in my book in regular passages as well as in poems and songs printed.
In the front of my book there is a map to show the location of where the author did his work to help others. Also the map shows surrounding areas. Does your book show any map examples?
There are no maps but in the middle there are pictures of Malala's family and some of the things she did when she lived in Pakistan.
Does your book have any pictures in the center or throughout the book?
In the introduction the author talks about how his partner in making this book has a lot of controversy with Americans. Does your book show any controversy with anyone in the book?
It's not directly mentioned in the book (yet) but I do know that when Malala was shot there was a lot of controversy in the western world where we were trying to figure out if we should rush in and go help her, and the day the US decided to go and helicopter her out of there to help, the UK already got there and took her to Birmingham where she lives now.
A major custom of the people in my book is drinking a lot of tea. Do the people in your book talk about drinking a lot of tea?
There hasn't been any food or drink mentioned in my book yet but I'll update when I know
At the beginning of every chapter in my book there is a quote from someone different on each chapter. The quotes relate to what will happen in the current chapter. Does your book have any additional quotes outside of the ones written in the text?
No they do have chapter names though like "A Daughter is Born" and "My Father the Falcon". Are the chapters named or are they just numbered with the quotes?
My chapters are named.
In my book there has begun to mention political tensions such as the taliban and lots of mentions of jihad (holy war). Is there any sort of thing like that in your book?
Right now the main tension that was shown in my book is between Americans and the partner of the author.
Is dancing taboo in your book? I was thinking of making it one of my truths to investigate but it seems to be kind of taboo.
The book is taking a while to get into the cultural background. The main thing that is talked about is what the man who is trying to start the school is doing to lead up to it.
Are girls revered as lesser when they're born in your book? It's said the tradition of keeping girls locked away a lot of the time and being disappointed when a baby is a girl and not a boy. is this mentioned?
As soon as they begin to talk about how the women are treated I will let you know.
In my book there are also people that seem to throw trash in the river (they live in a valley) and they can smell it in the summer. Is pollution a problem in your book?
So far the main thing that is spoken about smell wise is the storage space and how it smells like "Africa" .
Boys in my book seem to have been brainwashed into being a part of jihad in Afghanistan and it seems glorified to die in war. Even in textbooks (written by America in the cold war to incite boys in Pakistan to want to go to war against Russia in Afghanistan) there is propaganda such as "If ten Russian infidels killed 5, five are killed by one Muslim, would 5 be left?"
Is that something that has been seen in your book?
There are none so far. I will let you know if and when I see one!
Does your book talk anything about the hospitality of the people in the communities?
Yeah it talks about that a little bit. Mainly it's that they respect eachother. They also don't say thank you in the pashtun community. Is that shown in your book?
Does your book mention how women react when they see a man that is not the same race as them?
No, but it does show classism against poor people and people who pick trash for a living.
Does your book say anything about what they call the people in the mountain areas?
No, but that is where more of the impoverished people live according to my book.
Does your book talk about arranged marriages?
Yes, but the parents of my character actually married for love.
Does your book talk about how many children go to school?
It is desirable for especially boys to go to school, but the mother of the main character sold all of her school books after her first day to get a bunch of candy and never went back, so it's not required.
Does your book talk about the personal hygiene of the citizens?
Not personal hygiene, but they do pollute around them.
Does your book talk about any prayer/religion customs?
They have talked about the 5 Pillars of Islam and that men pray to Mecca 5 times per day
Have you found any truths you want to investigate in your book yet?
I have found a couple
Does it talk about the bureaucrats that govern over your area?
No not really.
Have there been any orchards mentioned in setting?
The main setting is based around mountains and glaciers.
There was a part where a bunch of little girls held a little marriage game among themselves. Does that happen in your book?
Has there been any religious feasts going on in your book?
Yes, along with a couple of tea traditions.
How big are the schools in your book?
Very small. A total of 82 children.
It's also common for children to be beaten by their families if they're bad. Is that shown in your book?
That is not talked about.
Does your book talk anything about a vegetable kingdom?
Does your book mention anything about muezzins?
Does your book talk about what it takes to be a "good" Muslim?
Does your book mention any specific prayers that will lead to a safe journey?
Are there any custom food that your book talks about eating for breakfast?
Does your book mention the "Friendship Highway"?
Does your book talk about any hair/ beard traditions that occur during special occasions?