The Thread That Connects Us

Ayaan Mohamud

Age: 14+


The Thread That Connects Us

Age 14+

In stock

New from the author of the acclaimed You Think You Know Me. "A powerful new voice." The Guardian

A story of shared blood and bad blood, endings and beginnings...

Safiya has struggled to pick up the pieces of her family since her dad left them and moved to Somalia. She refuses to trust in love, despite wishing she could fall for boy-next-door Yusuf... And then her dad moves back to town with his new family, shattering her life all over again.

Halima doesn't want to move to England. She resents her stepdad for dropping her in a strange new life with a new language to learn - replacing her friends with bullies who set out to shame her.

When the girls are thrown together at school, it's hate at first sight. But as they uncover life-changing secrets from their parents' past, they begin to realize...What if the key to all their problems lies in their sisterhood?

416 pages
198 x 130mm
Paperback ISBN:
Key Stage:
KS3, KS4
Publication Date:
July 2024
Work Reference:
Ayaan Mohamud
Ayaan Mohamud wrote her first ever book in lockdown and during NaNoWriMo, while also studying as a medical student, and it became her debut novel. It was inspired by her own experiences of Islamophobia and a desire to write about Somali culture, which she hopes to shine more of a light on in YA. She lives in London and can usually be found either writing or complaining about writing.

Find out more about Ayaan Mohamud

You've added:

The Thread That Connects Us