A girl like that

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Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
890L
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A Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Book of 2018 A Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book of 2018 An Ontario Library Association White Pine Award Shortlist Pick A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book A Quill & Quire Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for Teens A New York Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens A Times of India Best Fiction Title of 2018 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.

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ISBN:
9780374305444
9781980001720
9781501980107
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.9, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
890L
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Grouping Title girl like that
Grouping Author bhathena tanaz
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-31 04:47:06AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 04:51:59AM

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bullying -- Fiction, Children's audiobooks, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, East Indians -- Saudi Arabia -- Fiction, East Indians -- Saudi Arabia -- Juvenile fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Jiddah (Saudi Arabia) -- Fiction, Rape -- Fiction, Religion -- Fiction, Saudi Arabia -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex, Young adult fiction
title_display A girl like that
title_full A girl like that / Tanaz Bhathena, A girl like that [eAudio] / Tanaz Bhathena, A girl like that [playaway] / Tanaz Bhathena
title_short A girl like that
topic_facet Bullying, Dating (Social customs), East Indians, High schools, Rape, Religion, Schools, YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex