Irwin is not only the local Librarian; heâs also a book snob and an all-around grouch. Thereâs nothing he values more than his privacy. As a loner, heâs happy to be surrounded by books instead of subjected to the incessant blatherings of dysfunctional people.
The one thing Irwin despises more than people is change. Heâs content in his predictable, routine existenceâ¦until a young girl barrels her way into his dreary life and turns it upside down.
Harper is witty, smart, free-spiritedâbut most of all, stubborn. Baffled by her need to gain his friendship, Irwin does his best to brush her off, but Harper refuses to budge. In fact, it only makes her latch onto him even more. Friendship, after all, can be found in the most unusual places.
This book shows that the most unlikely people can become friends and family.
Irwin who acts like he doesn’t want to be around people, turns into a prince charming just about.
Harper a teenage girl tilts Irwin’s world on it’s axis. They are opposite yet just alike. Harper’s world comes crashing down and Irwin is there to pick up the pieces. These two really are the most unlikely of friends.Â
Great read, you get the back story of every character. Touches day to day life.
âAbdulaziz is a master at crafting a thriller that is paced by truth.â
Sahar Abdulaziz has authored seven books: But You LOOK Just Fine [Health/non-fiction], As One Door Closes [Contemporary Fiction], The Broken Half [Contemporary Fiction], Secrets That Find Us [Fiction/Thriller/Suspense], Tight Rope [Thriller/Political Fiction], Expendable [Psychological suspense] and her childrenâs book, The Dino Flu. Her next literary fiction novel, Unlikely Friends, is due for release Feb 19, 2019. Abdulazizâs work covers a wide range of hard-hitting topics: mood disorders [depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, PPD], domestic violence and sexual assault, marital and family dysfunction, racism, sexism, and prejudice, but most of allâsurvivorship. Her multidimensional characters have been described as having âsubstance and soul.â
Originally from New York, Sahar moved to Pennsylvania in 1993 with her growing family. She holds a Bachelorâs degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and Administration, as well as a certification in Community Health Administration. In 1995, she received a Certificate in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Counseling, and shortly after, as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate. She volunteered for many years as a hotline worker and counselor/advocate. In 2016, Abdulaziz received an award for Community Written Expression at the Second Annual Monroe County Image Awards and in 2018, nominated for the Rabata, âWe Are Aishaâ Award in the category Writer/Author. Most recently, she has guest co-hosted for Sistah Chat Radio, WESS 90.3 FM, Gynesis Radio, and is a member of the Pocono Liarâs Writerâs Club. Repâd by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing and Limitless Publishing.