School is tough enough without throwing a hijab into the mix...
Amal is a 16-year-old Melbourne teen with all the usual obsessions
about boys, chocolate and Cosmo magazine. She's also a Muslim,
struggling to honour the Islamic faith in a society that doesn't
understand it. The story of her decision to "shawl up" and its attendant
anxieties (like how much eyeliner to wear) is funny, surprising
and touching by turns.