“I didn’t know how to tell people that I was just as stupid today as I was yesterday, and that I spent most of my time thinking about how my life was falling apart in ways that had nothing to do with the news cycle.”


From bestselling and National Book Award-nominated author Tahereh Mafi comes a stunning novel about love and loneliness, navigating the hyphen of dual identity, and reclaiming your right to joy–even when you’re trapped in the amber of sorrow.

It’s 2003, several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Tensions are high, hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down.

She’s too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots.

Shadi is named for joy, but she’s haunted by sorrow. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has mysteriously dropped out of her life. And then, of course, there’s the small matter of her heart–

It’s broken.

Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world by soldiering through, saying nothing. She devours her own pain, each day retreating farther and farther inside herself until finally, one day, everything changes.

She explodes.

An Emotion of Great Delight is a searing look into the world of a single Muslim family in the wake of 9/11. It’s about a child of immigrants forging a blurry identity, falling in love, and finding hope–in the midst of a modern war.


I remember when I first saw on Instagram that Tahereh Mafi was releasing a new book. I immediately looked up the blurb and was extremely intrigued. As a American Muslim woman, it is always interesting to read about the perspectives of other girls like me, especially written by a Muslim author. I had always related to Mafi’s realistic fiction novels (not so much to her fantasy series though) and was excited to see what she had to offer when it came to grief and depression.

“My sadness had made me noteworthy. Beautiful. Had imbued in me a kind of dignity, a weight I could not uncarry.”

My expectations for this book were blown out of the waterMafi wrote about depression the way I experience it every day. She wrote Shadi with such depth and flaws and beauty that you can’t help but fall for her. I loved being put en media res, unaware of what had caused such grief in Shadi and her family and caught completely off guard with each turn of event. Mafi doesn’t hold back when describing Shadi’s character, almost imbuing so much grief and sadness and pain into her that it feels like you will crack from the pressure of it all.

“I looked up then, searched the sky. When I found the moon, I found God, when I saw the stars, I saw God, when I let myself be inhaled by the vast, expanding universe, I understood God the way Seneca once did– God is everything one sees and everything one does not see.”

What I really loved though was Mafi’s unflinching use of religion and faith to support Shadi. Shadi was defined, held up, by her beliefs. She had such a strong conviction that the reader just accepted it as a part of her. Mafi did not hesitate to make Shadi a beautiful strong and worthy Muslim. I find that a lot of YA authors lately don’t like to add religion to the equation of their characters, afraid of alienating a certain audience or not portraying it in an acceptable way. Mafi acceptable the challenge, and in my opinion passed with flying colors. I’m not saying that Shadi was the perfect religious pious person, basing every thought and action in religion. She made mistakes and was human – which only made her religion and faith more important.

I think, just as LGBTQIA+ YA novels are important to read and have representation in the young adult book universe, books from unpopular misunderstood perspectives – like that of Shadi and other American Muslims (especially post 9/11) – are important to read. There comes a time, especially in our new world where technology takes a center stage, where we just become desensitized and numb to the pain of others. We are overloaded with so much information and stories of people’s struggles that we just stop after a while. Through Mafi’s unflinchingly honest novel, we get a perspective of one of those marginalized oppressed people. We get to, for maybe just a little while, feel for someone we don’t normally. We get to understand someone else.


Side note: Can we all just take a second and appreciate the beauty of that cover? (And that title?)


Overall Rating: 5/5

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4.5/5

Writing: 5/5

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