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'I promised myself this time would be different.
I would stand up for myself.'
Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem is used to being invisible.
So no one is more surprised than her when Arif Malik, the hottest boy in school, takes a sudden interest.
But Arif is hiding a terrible secret and, as they begin to follow a dark path, Muzna faces an impossible choice: keep quiet and betray her beliefs, or speak out and betray her heart.
I Am Thunder is the debut novel from stunning YA voice, Muhammad Khan, which questions how far you'll go to stand up for what you believe.
'An uplifting, empowering novel with hope at its heart' Observer Children's Book of the Week
'Funny and clever - a perspective long overdue in British fiction' Alex Wheatle, Guardian prize-winning author of Crongton Knights
'This one is special . . . punches well above the weight of most debuts' The Times
'This assured, hopeful debut feels unprecedented and essential' Guardian
'One of the most distinctive narrators I've read in ages.' Fiona Noble, Bookseller
Muhammad Khan is a maths teacher
in a secondary school in Tooting and takes his inspiration from the children
he teaches, as well as his own upbringing as a British-born Pakistani.
He lives in South London and will be
studying for a creative writing MA next year at Roehampton.