A Girl Like That

A Girl Like That

by Tanaz Bhathena
A Girl Like That

A Girl Like That

by Tanaz Bhathena

Paperback(Reprint)

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Overview

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

“Fascinating and disturbing.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

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; 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.

Praise for A Girl Like That:

"Bhathena makes an impressive debut with this eye-opening novel about a free-spirited girl in present-day Saudi Arabia. . . . Bhathena’s novel should spur heated discussions about sexist double standards and the ways societies restrict, control, and punish women and girls." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A powerful debut." —School Library Journal, starred review


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250294586
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 221,772
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tanaz Bhathena was born in Mumbai and raised in Riyadh, Jeddah and Toronto. Her short stories have appeared in various journals, including Blackbird, Witness, and Room Magazine. A Girl Like That is her first novel.
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