6,256 book reviews and counting...

Take it Back Reviews

Take it Back by Kia Abdullah

Take It Back

Kia Abdullah

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: HQ
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9780008314675
4 stars out of 5
8 Sep 2019

"Just as impressive as the courtroom drama is Abdullah’s portrayal of five deftly differentiated British-Asian families"

Jodie, a London teenager with facial deformities, claims she was gang-raped by schoolmates in Kia Abdullah’s third novel... Zara, a former barrister now working at an advice centre, puts her faith in Jodie as the four accused insist she made it all up. But as the boys are all Muslims, like Zara, the lawyer is branded a traitor to her community as the case goes to trial amid a media frenzy. Just as impressive as the courtroom drama is Abdullah’s portrayal of five deftly differentiated British-Asian families, and of the relationship between two disparate women who both become isolated pariahs.

Reviews