A Little Odd

by Marlene Mansour Sabeh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 19/07/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781420862294

About the Book

Ramsey Remy never wanted to leave his native Lebanon. With his family, he moved to America, seeking a better life and a brighter future.

On this hard path of juggling cultures and identities, Ramsey faces many hardships and difficulties unlike most thirteen-year-old boys. In his newfound home, in New England’s Massachusetts, he embarks on a journey of alienation, resolutions, dreams and disappointment. Somewhere along the rugged road towards adjusting, he learns a great deal about friendship, acceptance, values and heroism.

Will he ever overcome his struggles, loneliness and inner fears? Will he ever carve a new niche for himself in his adopted country? Will he ever stop feeling a little odd?

Only time will tell.





About the Author

Marlene  Mansour Sabeh is a native of Lebanon. She moved to America in 1995, joining her husband, a longtime resident of Fall River, Massachusetts. She was always passionate about writing, especially writing for youngsters. Along with a degree in Computer Sciences, she earned a diploma in writing for Children’s magazines from the institute of children’s literature in Connecticut.

This is her first juvenile fiction, which depicts the struggle of an immigrant teenager and his painful journey towards finding his new identity. Since the story is based on a personal experience, “A little odd” sheds a new light on every immigrant’s fears and drawbacks from a teenager’s perspective.

Marlene Mansour Sabeh targeted young readers since she had the chance to work with middle schools students for four years. She currently holds the position of student coordinator in New Bedford High School, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

With her husband and two children, Marlene Sabeh divides her time between Fall River and the island of Martha’s Vineyard.