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A Girl Like That
A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
“Fascinating and disturbing.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time 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; 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.
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Honeybeegirl
A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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Took a walk today listening to this book some more! I didn‘t want to stop walking! The characters narrating the story are great! They all seem so real with their struggles. Their lives are connected telling a greater story than their own.

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faelinwolf
A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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I went on an #audiowalk earlier to see if I could find the toe stop I lost when I was skating on the same trail earlier this week (I didn't find it). & then I wanted to revisit the University of Iowa President's driveway to get a good pic of the Hawkeye'd rainbow flag they created for the Pride lunch he hosted on Friday. Audiowalking with purposes!

staci.reads Love this ❤🧡💛💚💙💜 7h
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veehabib
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"Sometimes life does not go the way we want it to and we can‘t really change that. But it doesn‘t matter as long as we have someone to love us. Love is more important than anything else in this world."

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RebL
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Rain happens so infrequently in the Sonoran desert & it‘s even more rare that I have the luxury to read while listening to the patter. But I got two chapters in before starting my day. Back home with #LitsyPartyOfOne plans, I hope to get back to Bhathena.

mdhughes72 Where in the Sonoran? 4mo
RebL @mdhughes72 Midtown Tucson. 4mo
mdhughes72 Wonderful! I grew up in northwest Phoenix but spent seven years in Tucson while attending grad school. Walking distance from TMC and Ft Lowell Park. 4mo
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Naj
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Panpan

Continuous girl-on-girl hate and Islamophobia so well hidden that you could actually be fooled into believing that this is a good, diverse, own-voice, feminist read. The only thing I liked was the main character, but she deserved a much better book.
#ThankUnext
#UnpopularOpinion

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Naj
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This is coming from a GHOST! Can we please stop. This has gone beyond the human realm now. 😂😂

gradcat 😂 All of you Littens are cracking me up today! 6mo
Naj @gradcat It was so ridiculous I had to share it😂 6mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Pickpick

This YA book was so sad. It was about Zarin who is growing up in Saudi Arabia and is dealing with social classes, an abusive home life and being a teenager and all the issues that goes along with that. This book was told from multiple viewpoints. This book was eye opening on how heartbreaking growing up can be and what teenagers in different countries face with their different customs that they may have. #24b4monday

Andrew65 A good start - well done! 7mo
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bibliocurl
A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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Pickpick

This is book is sad, but amazing. It weaves through socio- cultural stereotypes and expectations of a girl with a troubled past. #deweyoct #deweysreadathon

BellaBookNook Love the cover. 8mo
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bibliocurl
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Dewey's is finally here! I'm currently reading A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena. What about you? #deweyoct #deweysreadathon

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Josiedlove
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Ahhh....that salt air feels sooo darn good... Perfect reading day on the beach...🌞🏖⛱

#beachday #lovesaltair #sopeaceful #tanazbhathena #agirllikethat #perfectreadingday #bookswag #bookpages #bookpagefeature #readingissexy💋 #readingismagical #imhappy

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sloanghost
A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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Starting this one with a little anxiety--it seems like it's going to be a pretty heavy read, which in combo with I'll Be Gone in the Dark and the Astonishing Color of After is...well, let's say I haven't set myself up for success, emotionally.

DGRachel I have this one but haven‘t gotten to it yet. I‘ll be watching for your review! 13mo
batsy I'm obsessed with the cover... 13mo
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Ellen_C
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Pickpick

Loved this! YA novel set in Saudi Arabia about a teenaged girl who is an outsider, dealing with mean girls and abusive home situation. Multiple narrative points of view, emphasis on inequality esp for women, and on mental health issues. https://cannonballread.com/2018/03/fine-ya-novel-about-being-teen-female-outside...

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Liberty
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It has been a lonnnng week. So I got some books because of course I did. ☺️

RealLifeReading No better way to feel better! 1y
Tamra I stacked the Watson, rave reviews! 1y
MarieJB Oooh I wanna get the redhead book for my proud redhead sister 1y
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Andrea4
A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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llwheeler Hah i got the same one 1y
Andrea4 @llwheeler bookclub? Lol 1y
llwheeler @Andrea4 Lol sure, we do need to figure out the next one 1y
Andrea4 @llwheeler very true 1y
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quillable
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An Indian girl living in Saudi Arabia ends up dead in a car accident... with a boy she isn't related to.
Addresses issues of:
✔Heritage
✔Abuse
✔Assault
✔Race
✔Polygamy
✔Double standards
✔Mental health
✔Prejudice

Cinfhen Intrigued 1y
vkois88 Awesome review! 1y
shaegeeksout I'm seriously interested in this one! 1y
Becker The cover is so eye catching 1y
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imabusybee
A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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Breakfast and my book! Love having a day off.

PurpleyPumpkin Ahh, lucky you! Enjoy. 😉 1y
Izai.Amorim Those avocado s look good! 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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This works on every level. It's girly, but strong. Eye catching and bright, and it makes me want to see what's between the pages.

#CoverLove #YAedition

Feb 27

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DarcysMom
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Pickpick

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DarcysMom
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KimmyM
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Received these from Raincoast as part of their Teens Read Fall Preview, which is happening later today. Looking forward to it!

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LibrarianRyan
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