Cannot Recommend, Young Adult, Comic books, strips, artists, Turkey, biography, history
All six-year-old Özge wants is to go to school like her big sister Pelin. She even sneaks into the school instead of going to the store for milk. As she reaches her teen years, school becomes Özge’s entire life. Although once a dream of hers, it becomes a nightmare as she is encouraged study as hard as possible, get into the best high school and then college in Turkey, and eventually become an engineer. Özge struggles between pleasing her father or choosing to follow her new dreams of being an actress and swimming in the ocean. For a time, she attends two colleges, trying to pursue both dreams. Finding that this still doesn’t make her happy, Özge decides to focus on pleasing her father. In an unexpected way, Özge finds a new dream—being an artist. She decides that this time, nothing will hold her back from pursuing this dream.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
3, Article 29.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss3/29