The Way Things Look to Me

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Pan Books, 2009 - Brothers and sisters - 340 pages
14 Reviews

At 23, Asif is less than he wanted to be. His motherís sudden death forced him back home to look after his youngest sister, Yasmin, and he leads a frustrating life, ruled by her exacting need for routine. Everyone tells Asif that heís a good boy, but he isnít so sure. Lila has escaped from home, abandoning Asif to be the sole carer of their difficult sister. Damaged by a childhood of uneven treatment, as Yasminís needs always came first, she leads a wayward existence, drifting between jobs and men, obsessed with her looks and certain that her value is only skin deep. And then there is Yasmin, who has no idea of the resentment she has caused. Who sees music in colour and remembers so much that sometimes her head hurts. Who doesnít feel happy, but who knows that she is special. Who has a devastating plan. THE WAY THINGS LOOK TO ME is an affecting, comically tender portrayal of a family in crisis, caught between duty and love in a tangled relationship both bitter and bittersweet.

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User Review  - Noreen Mcgrath - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book. The author portrays each of the three siblings well, providing depth to their characters as illustrated via their very different lived experiences of Jasmine's condition. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kezia Thompson - Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book! It was insightful, honest, raw and inspiring. Read full review

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