The Love and Lies of Rukhsana AlieBook - 2019
Featured on NBC News and the BBC A Junior Library Guild Selection A Teen Indie Next List Pick (IndieBound) An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February Seventeen.com's Best YA Books of 2019 B&N Teen Blog's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP Books of 2019 Hypable's Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Books of 2019 Parade's Buzzworthy YA Books to Read in 2019 BookRiot's Most Anticipated 2019 LGBTQ YA Books of 2019 Paste Magazine's Best YA Books of January 2019 Fight for love. Fight for family . Fight for yourself. Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali has always been fascinated by the universe around her and the laws of physics that keep everything in order. But her life at home isn't so absolute. Unable to come out to her conservative Muslim parents, she keeps that part of her identity hidden. And that means keeping her girlfriend, Ariana, a secret from them too. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life at home and a fresh start at Caltech in the fall. But when Rukhsana's mom catches her and Ariana together, her future begins to collapse around her. Devastated and confused, Rukhsana's parents whisk her off to stay with their extended family in Bangladesh where, along with the loving arms of her grandmother and cousins, she is met with a world of arranged marriages, religious tradition, and intolerance. Fortunately, Rukhsana finds allies along the way and, through reading her grandmother's old diary, finds the courage to take control of her future and fight for her love. A gritty novel that doesn't shy away from the darkest corners of ourselves, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali provides a timely and achingly honest portrait of what it's like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture and proves that love, above all else, has the power to change the world. "An intersectional, diverse coming of age story that will break your heart in the best way." ― Bustle.com "A much-needed addition to any YA shelf." ― Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi "Heart-wrenching yet hopeful" ― Samira Ahmed, New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate and Other Filters "A story that will stay with you for years to come." ― Sara Farizan, Lambda Award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine
Publisher: [S.I.] : Scholastic Inc., 2019.
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