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By Patricia Dunn | Comments: ( 326 ) | Date: ( Nov 17, 2019 )

A Troubled Teen Sent to Cairo Finds Revolution is Everywhere, Including in OurselvesWhen my first party ends in jail, I think things can t possibly get worse But then my parents send me to my grandmother in Cairo, and I m sure my life is over My sittu is Darth Vader s evil sister, and I m sure the only sites I ll get to see in Egypt are the rooms in her apartment.Turns oA Troubled Teen Sent to Cairo Finds Revolution is Everywhere, Including in OurselvesWhen my first party ends in jail, I think things can t possibly get worse But then my parents send me to my grandmother in Cairo, and I m sure my life is over My sittu is Darth Vader s evil sister, and I m sure the only sites I ll get to see in Egypt are the rooms in her apartment.Turns out she s not so bad We ride camels by the pyramids and ice skate at a mall.As Sittu says, Sometimes a moment can change your life But it can change the life of a country too When a girl named Asmaa calls the people of Egypt to protest, I find myself in the middle of a revolution, running from tear gas and guns.Oh yeah, and I meet the cutest guy I ve ever seen Fall in love for the first time And have my first kiss Miriam is desperate to see what it feels like to be part of the inside crowd if only for an evening It s that fateful night that lands her in the middle of a series of explosive events that change her life and those of millions worldwide This is a story that will open hearts and minds Carole Geithner, author of If Only


  • Title: Rebels by Accident
  • Author: Patricia Dunn
  • ISBN: 9781492601388
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Patricia Dunn

Patricia Dunn s, Rebels By Accident, Sourcebooks Fire, December 2014 tells the story of a troubled teen sent to Cairo who finds revolution is everywhere, including in ourselves.Dunn was the managing editor of Muslimwakeup, America s most popular Muslim online magazine from 2003 2008 She has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College where she also teaches.Her writing has appeared in Global City Review, where she edited the post 9 11 International Issue Salon, Women s eNews, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, The Nation, L.A Weekly and other publications have featured her writing.Her work is anthologized in Stories of Illness and Healing Women Write Their Bodies, from Kent State University Press 2006 Progressive Muslim Identities Personal Stories From the U.S and Canada, Muslim Progressive Values and most recently in the bestselling anthology, Love, InshAllah The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women, Soft Skull Press She is featured on WISE Muslim Women.Dunn was raised in the Bronx, became a political activist while living in Los Angeles, has traveled throughout the Middle East, and lived in Jordan and Egypt before settling back down in New York where she lives with her teenage son and her toddler dog.



Comments Rebels by Accident

  • Aliaa El-Nashar

    The main reason I decided to read this book and requested it at Netgalley was because of the storyline. As many of you well, should know –it is obvious – I am Egyptian. And I had spent some time in Egypt during the events of the 25th of January, but had to go visit my parents in Kuwait before it got dangerous. It was weird being so far from your family and friends and having no way to contact them, completely terrifying really, and not the holiday we’d all hoped for obviously. Let me tell [...]


  • Rebecca (Unbound Pages)

    This review is also on my blog, The Library Canary.***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***I requested this book because of the interesting topic and setting. I’m calling this historical fiction, but this is pretty recent historical fiction, as these events just happened in 2011. I was excited to learn more about this time in Egypt’s history [...]


  • Brichimt

    Miriam is 16 years old and the only Egyptian American at her school. Her best friend Deanna has a physical diability that prohibits her from smiling. Both girls are teased and bullied. Deanna, however is able to maneuver through the bullying and is better equipped at defending herself. In an attempt to fit in with the crowd, the girls decide to go to a party, but have to do it on the sneak. When drugs are reported and the girls are arrested simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, [...]


  • Once Upon a Twilight

    There are not enough words to describe this book, but I guess I will tryHow about awesome? Fabulous? Mind-blowing? Can you tell I really liked this book? First, I loved this book because of the setting. I've never been to Egypt, but I really felt like I was there touring the pyramids and riding on the back of a camel. Dunn did a great job pulling in the Egyptian culture as well, without making it too touristy. As a reader, you were able to see so much more of the country by pulling in the langua [...]


  • Rebecca

    This is such an exciting read! I started reading it and couldn't put it down! The protagonist is likeable and relatable as a young adolescent who transforms into a self-assured, confident person who learns to appreciate her cultural heritage. It's a contemporary novel, set against the 2011 Egyptian revolution, and Dunn realistically portrays the technological (Facebook, twitter, iPhones) and cultural and even linguistic (OMG!) usages of teenagers. And the friendship between Deanna and Mariam is [...]


  • Mina Lobo

    I give it 4.5 stars. As a "grown up" 1st generation American, I could relate to Mariam's feelings of alienation from her peers. On the bright side, she had her BFF Deanna to support her when the mean girls of high school brought her down. On the other hand, Mariam finds herself battling feelings of jealousy when first her Sittu (grandmother) and then A Boy both seem to prefer Deanna to her. I understand her sense of inadequacy and smallness, but because of the sass with which she tells her story [...]


  • Mary

    Spoiler alert! I was lucky enough to get an advance reading copy of "Rebels By Accident", and I'm happy I did! Mariam, not quite 16, ends up in jail when the police bust a party she's attending with a friend. Though she and Deanna are entirely innocent, their parents are - naturally - furious. The next thing Mariam knows, she's on a plane headed for Cairo to stay with her father's mother. Deanna is going with her.Deanna is excited to be visiting Egypt, but Mariam is convinced they won't see anyt [...]


  • Clara Attalla

    After the party Mariam goes to with her best friend, gets busted by the cops, and everyone gets arrested, her parents decided to send her and her best friend Deanna, to Cairo to stay with her with her sittu. But on January 25th, the rebellion against President Mubarak changes Mariam’s life. Will the rebellion change her life for the better? Or will it just make things worse?Rebels By Accident is an outstanding book because of how the informational book was. I learned so much about my country [...]


  • LilyCat (Agent of SHIELD)-- on hiatus :(

    2.5 starsThe concept sounded really cool. I honestly don't read a lot of contemporary fiction, unless they look like they'll prompt some kind of "soul searching" ( Silent Alarm) or really popular ( The Fault in Our Stars). I really expected a lot more out of this book, thinking I'd at least give it a 4 star rating. The concept is a brilliant thing that could have easily gotten a 4 1/2 out of me. So was the main character, sassy, slightly insecure Mariam.The problem I had was the fact we're alway [...]


  • Mary Ann

    After Mariam and Deanna get into trouble for sneaking into a party where there are alcohol and drugs, they are sent to Egypt to spend time with Mariam's grandmother. I think this is a good choice for my classroom bookshelf. Themes: self-acceptance, confidence, tolerance


  • Megan Geissler

    teenage angst amidst the egyptian revolution. pretty decent for YA fiction.


  • Jimin Han

    Loved this book. Brilliantly captures today's Egypt with all its political and cultural complexities as we travel with this young American protagonist and her friend. I was riveted from page 1. The relationship with the grandmother was very moving. Powerful and important read, particularly during this time.


  • Soma Rostam "IOB"

    Beautiful and touching, one of the books that touched my heart and left a spot there that will never be erased. I loved this book, it is set in a time that was truly phenomenal and rebellious in the history of the World. This review will be REALLY long, since I have a lot to say, please stick with me. It's Mariam's second trip to the police station, but this time she is arrested because she was in a party with drugs and alcohol. It was her first party, but it looks like it's her last, too. Maria [...]


  • Michelle Arrow

    *Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!* From the moment that I set eyes on this book, I knew that I was going to be captivated from the first page. Firstly, the cover is utterly gorgeous and so simple that it suits this contemporary-diverse novel perfectly, and second—everyone'll want something to brighten up their days once in a while, right? Thankfully, this book is it. Rebels by Accident was a really good read that kept me up all night until I finish [...]


  • Inga

    My review:The blurb seemed really interesting and caught my attention right away. So did the book itself. Rebels by Accident by Patricia Dunn is a very good YA novel; it is well written has very likable characters and touches important issues like coming of age, religion, family. It is easy to read and after you have turned the last page, you keep wanting more!Plot:The book starts with 15-years old girl Mariam being arrested on a party, having a conversation with her best friend Deanna. You quic [...]


  • Francie

    Loved this YA selection, it addressed so many issues so well- racism, self-confidence, privilege by virtue of one's birthplace, respect and compassion for others. Highly recommended!


  • Tsana Dolichva

    Rebels by Accident by Patricia Dunn is a contemporary YA novel about an Egyptian-American girl whose father sends her to stay with her grandmother in Egypt after she gets into (normal teenager) trouble at home.I have some mixed feelings about this novel, I think mostly stemming from the fact that I don't read a huge number of non-speculative contemporary YA. The story starts with Mariam in jail because the party she went to with her best friend, Deanna, was busted by police. Her somewhat conserv [...]


  • Relena_reads

    This was one of the books I was most excited about from ALAN (land of ARCs and meeting fabulous authors!), and it did not disappoint. The only reason this is not a five star review is that the whole book felt really fast to me. If they would have arrived two days earlier in Egypt, it would have allowed things to wind up just a bit more before the big day of crazy coincidences.At least one of the other reviews has complained about Instalove, which is one of my pet peeves as well, but in this cont [...]


  • Sandy

    It was her first party in over a decade; it was a high price to pay for Mariam as she is whisked off to jail before her night was over. Disappointment, shame and trust were lost in those short moments, something that her parents valued greatly. Shipping Mariam off to Egypt to spend time with her Sittu (grandma) was their only solution. The horror stories she heard from her father about the iron-fist that Sittu cast was bad enough but then to drag along her best friend Deanna, another party guest [...]


  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)

    3.5 StarsRebels by Accident was a pleasant surprise. It wasn't what I was expecting, but I ended up being perfectly happy that it turned out to be something different. I loved that the main character, Mariam, was an Egyptian-American. I loved the pieces of culture throughout the book and the sweet endearments and sayings from Sittu (her grandmother). I also loved the friendship and camaraderie between Mariam, Deanna (her best friend who comes with her to Egypt) and the other characters they befr [...]


  • Lovey Dovey Books

    Rebels by Accident is fun and enlightening. Patricia Dunn engages readers with a young Egyptian-American teen who struggles to accept being Muslim and her Egyptian roots. Every page captures the essence of a young girl who finds herself through hope and motivation.Mariam and her best friend Deanna are sent to Cairo, Egypt as a form of punishment. Turns out the trip not only straightens Mariam's attitude, but the time spent with her wise sittu also helps Mariam come to terms with who she is. Dunn [...]


  • Nada

    Miriam is struggling to fit in. She's the only Egyptian American at her school, which makes her a target for bullies. Deanna, Miriam's best friend, is also subject to teasing. She has a physical deformity that has left her unable to smile. But Deanna is far more capable of defending herself. More than anything, Miriam wants to have Deanna's strength or at least just be "normal." She and Deanna decide to sneak into a party, which at first seems to be the perfect escape from Miriam's overprotectiv [...]


  • Florrie

    This book was fun and fast-paced and I kept wanting to come home and read more of it- and when I was finished, I wanted to read a sequel.I especially enjoyed the part when Mariam realized her Sittu had known all along that she hadn't gone up to the top of the pyramid. It was like she was finally blinking, and that by the end of the book her eyes were totally open and she was a lot less naive.Just a few things I didn't really like/were slightly irritating:I have never heard someone call someone e [...]


  • Brandi

    This is a story about the Egyptian revolution, as well as a coming-of-age story for an Egyptian American teenager who can't seem to find a place where she belongs.Mar is a great main character because she doesn't realize who she is, or who she can become. She's spent her whole life trying to be American, ignoring her Egyptian roots. But when her home country's freedom is at stake, she feels the need to help fight for it.I loved all of the characters in this novel. Perhaps the only thing I didn't [...]


  • Amy

    This was incredibly enjoyable and such a great change of scenery from the normal YA coming of age novels. This is still a novel along the same lines as Princess Diaries or The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - great fun reads with depth and many lessons to be learned but still a sense of general fluffiness - but it is likely to encourage young readers to think a little deeper about what they see on the news, especially with so many movements involving young adults and social media.At first, I [...]


  • Rebecca

    I enjoyed this mature YA contemporary novel set in Cairo, Egypt against the backdrop of the turmoil of a country during a revolution. I really like how skillful Patricia was in weaving a myriad of concepts, emotions, culture, and political and social commentary into the storyline of the lives of two young women. These two young women's characters were every enriching and insightful. I loved the fact that in the end these young women grow and mature from their experience in Egypt. The reader will [...]


  • svm

    as i recall from elementary school report cards, this book deserved an 'E for Effort'. it's heart was in the right place, but the writing was just kinda eh. i'm biased though because i just read a REALLY GOOD book and now, i'm reading another one so the cards (the books) were stacked against this one. i liked the characters but wished they had been better developed. same with the story it was a bit too predictable. friend goes missing during the revolution, where is she? where is she? poof! she' [...]


  • Julie Schoerke

    How I wish there were more books for teens like this! Well-written, engaging, realistic and an up-to-the-day accurate in the portrayal of Egypt from the perspective of an American Muslim author. Perfect for a gift for a teen girl or for a reading list for a language-arts or world events/history class or summer reading list for schools and libraries. Quality story-telling at its best! I'm looking for more great work from Patricia Dunn in the future.


  • Megan Owdom-weitz

    Being a huge fan of young adult fiction, I picked this up on a whim. I had no idea what it was about. I ended up learning a lot about Egypt -- probably more than I have ever known. It was such an easy way to learn about such large issues, in the context of rebellious teenagers. I thought the Grandma was such a strong character and continued to surprise me to the end. Would definitely recommend!


  • Molly Palma

    Rebels by Accident is a page turner. I've read three times and it gets better each time. Patricia Dunn is an inspiring writer and person. I met her a book signing and she has a cool personality. She gets in the mind of teenagers and writes like she is one. I'm so glad I read this book and you should too!


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