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A Million to One

A Million to One

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Okay, to say Adiba uses dramatic irony effectively would be underselling dramatic irony as these characters and all else onboard are sailing (sorry) towards unknowable, and sadly avoidable, historical relevance. Now that I think about it, brown women were over-sexualized by white people in the most heinous ways so how does colonial slut-shaming differ from the slut-shaming Hinnah endured from her parents? Providing the physical prowess that one would require to move freely about the Titanic without being seen, is Hinnah the acrobat, who bears the emotional scars of a traumatic past arriving to Ireland from Karachi, India (later Pakistan). When not writing, she is probably ranting about the ills of colonialism, playing video games, or expanding her overflowing lipstick collection. TITANIC FACT: The ship took 2 hours and 40 minutes (160 minutes) to sink after it struck the iceberg.

Narrator Sohm Kapila creates unique voices for each girl as she tells her story in alternating chapters. We know that of the 425 women on board, passengers and crew, roughly 316 of them survived, that’s 74%.And Yuri is Adiba’s specialty, understanding all too well the power and beauty of female relationships, as friends, co-conspirators, or otherwise. You bet your ass it is, and this sadness is a dark cloud that hangs over the events of the book and feels almost inescapable, thanks in no small part to the book’s dedication, as Adiba nobly pays her respects to those souls, the ones we’ve lost the last few years. The scary newbie is Troy “The Bread Man” Forester, a psychopathic torturer and serial killer in the tradition of Hannibal Lecter. Even as they grapple with motives, mistakes, and secrets within their own crew, the four also grapple with obstacles from the outside world: sexism, racism, parental abuse, parental loss, and being underestimated and taken advantage of for those reasons and many others. In this thrilling YA combination heist and disaster story, Josefa, Violet, Emilie, and Hinnah have little in common except the need for money to start new lives.

Jaigirdar kills all that delicious tension by rushing the recruiting process and making each girl come to an agreement after like three seconds of indecision. They spend multi billions of our money annually on schools, housing, social services, roads, waste management, sport and leisure, environmental and public health, planning amongst many other day-to-day matters vital to us all.There are some excellent twists and turns which make it even more of a page turner – and I loved the fact that it wasn’t a ‘simple’ romance. Adiba Jaigirdar was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has been living in Dublin, Ireland since the age of ten. Each of the girls has a special talent and, together, they possess the skills to claim this piece of history as their own.

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