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Is Ten an Appropriate Age for Your First Identity Crisis? If Not, What Is? by Nadia Rassuli speaks out about the need in her youth to suppress her Kurdish identity to help her function in the country where she was born. With sarcastic comments and a healthy dose of humor, Rassuli details her upbringing by parents from war-torn backgrounds, her difficulties with her peers, and her struggle with societal expectations. Due to her heritage, Rassuli was overly concerned about her looks. Still, she motivates us, no matter our background, to work hard, enjoy our lives, and pay greater attention to developing a good personality.
Through her therapeutic writing style, Nadia Rassuli talks about her childhood as a “third-culture kid” with her family difficulties and search for acceptance. No one should have to live their lives feeling ostracized by community members, but Rassuli showed resiliency with her strong character and sharp tongue. She has experienced three decades of feeling homesick for a home she never had, and her journey as an author showcases it. There were periods of her life where Rassuli sought validation, and her story may validate the feelings of immigrants and refugees. She mentions books, songs, anime, and artists who have inspired her or made her feel less lonely, and she discusses how she creates boundaries and refocuses her energy. Is Ten an Appropriate Age for Your First Identity Crisis? is a good selection for those with an open mind and for mature readers who may have had relatable experiences.