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Welcome to my blog! My name is Kim and I write young adult paranormal, mysteries, and thrillers. This blog enables me to share the two things I love: Books and the craft of writing.

Ask the Girl is my debut novel. Murdered in 1925, Kate must seek the help of Lila and her sister to save her from her demon prison.

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DRAWING DEENA Book Review: A Canvas of Courage in a Quiet Struggle

Drawing Deena book review: Explore Hena Khan's masterpiece, a quiet read navigating anxiety, dreams, and a young artist's resilience in the face of family challenges.



My Review


Hena Khan's "Drawing Deena" is a poignant exploration of a young Pakistani American artist's journey through anxiety, family dynamics, and self-discovery. In this quiet yet powerful narrative, Khan weaves a tale that resonates with readers of all ages.

Deena, the protagonist, grapples with the unnamed knot in her stomach as her parents face financial struggles. The author skillfully delves into Deena's coping mechanisms, showcasing the solace she finds in her art and the support of her friends. The narrative skillfully addresses the universal theme of anxiety, making it relatable to readers across diverse backgrounds.

What sets this book apart is its portrayal of a middle schooler's determination to pursue her dreams despite parental expectations. Khan beautifully illustrates how Deena utilizes her artistic talents to alleviate her family's financial strain. The story becomes a heartwarming exploration of resilience, creativity, and the pursuit of one's passions.

With its shining storytelling, the author creates a nuanced portrayal of Deena's journey. The narrative is a gentle reminder that, even in the face of anxiety, seeking help can lead to beautiful outcomes. The book not only addresses mental health but also emphasizes the importance of support and communication within families.

"Drawing Deena" is a quiet read that speaks volumes about navigating challenges and holding onto dreams. Hena Khan's narrative is a brushstroke of empathy and understanding, making it a must-read for those seeking a heartfelt exploration of anxiety, creativity, and the strength found in asking for help.



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