A Girl Like That

A Girl Like That

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Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: an Indian girl, a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a troublemaker whose romantic entanglements are the subject of endless gossip among the girls in her school. 'You don't want to get involved with a girl like that,' they say. So how is it that Porus, a Parsi boy, 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 the highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is called into question.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 137 x 209 x 27mm | 318g
  • Square Fish
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250294584
  • 9781250294586
  • 369,107

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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

"A fast-paced, fascinating read about a community rarely seen in young adult novels in the West. A refreshingly nuanced narrative about gender in the Middle East." --Kirkus Reviews

"A Girl Like That is unlike any YA book I've ever read: a fascinating and disturbing glance into the gender discrimination and double-standards as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl in Saudi Arabia. It raised awareness for me, and is certain to inspire discussion and raise questions about equality, justice, and basic human rights." --Jodi Picoult, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time

"Tanaz Bhathena has a rare ability to take a setting that would be unfamiliar to many and make it so instantly and profoundly relatable. This is a shimmering, glowing, radiant novel." --Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King

"Vivid, intricately woven, and wholly immersive, A Girl Like That is a debut that will leave you both haunted and hopeful. Tanaz Bhathena is masterful at writing complicated girls and the people in their orbits." --Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts

"Masterfully constructed and gorgeously written, A Girl Like That is both a page-turner about a ferocious girl fighting the twisted expectations of both family and culture, and a thoughtful meditation on the pain that weighs us down, and the love that lifts us up." --Laura Ruby, Printz Award-winning author of Bone Gap
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About Tanaz Bhathena

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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Rating details

2,538 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 22% (557)
4 41% (1,043)
3 27% (694)
2 7% (176)
1 3% (68)
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