Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday .... A Girl Like That

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

Here is the Goodreads synopsis 
A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved. 

Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school.  You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that. 

This beautifully written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers. It tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion, and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal.
This first caught my eye with that INCREDIBLE cover but the synopsis quickly caught my eye too. It sounds like it is going to be a great read.

The wait for this one is going to be lengthy as it not out until 2018.

Expected release date - February 27, 2018

1 comment:

  1. Oooo, I am all about Asian and Middle Eastern rep! I'm South Asian and super excited to see various countries and cultures represented in books, especially YA. I would love to go to Saudi Arabia one day. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Kathy. =)

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