The Muslim Bridget Jones - the hilarious romantic comedy from the writer behind Nadiya Hussain's bestselling The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters.
Sofia Khan is single once more, after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And she'd be happy that way too, if her boss hadn't asked her to write a book about the weird and wonderful world of Muslim dating. Of course, even though she definitely isn't looking for love, to write the book she does need to do a little research . . .
'Snort-Diet-Coke-out-of-your-nostrils funny . . . will resonate with any woman who's looking for love' Sarra Manning, author of It Felt Like a Kiss
'Funny and sparky . . . a smart and acerbic romcom . . . Read Ayisha Malik's book: it's huge fun.' Jenny Colgan
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This book is so witty and clever and wise, with such great voice and cultural specificity. Sofia is a vivid, perfectly drawn narrator: funny and flawed insecure and uncertain and confident all at once, she's true to her family and friends while trying to balance how to be true to herself also, she makes some good and bad choices. She felt totally real to me. A total joy to read.
I'm sorry, but this book reads like a first draft—and not a very good one. There are many, many typos, misspellings, and grammatical issues, and the acerbic tone, which is cute and funny for about two pages, becomes tiresome far too quickly. I adore books about South Asian culture, especially when they pit the volatile mismatch of tradition against the plight of progressive women. The blurb promised an intriguing tale from a perspective that we don't get nearly enough of: A thirty-something modern hijabi publicist in designer shoes, looking for love in all the wrong places. Unfortunately, it did not deliver. What could have been a fun story was let down by unpolished prose and a protagonist that is difficult to find at all endearing. I really wanted to love this book and was excited to pick it up...but, alas...I'm not obliged. I'd like to thank Net Galley and the publisher Twenty7 Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion, which this is.