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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

by Sabina Khan (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 12 - 20 years

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Product description

A timely and honest coming-of-age story that explores the complicated relationship between identity, culture, family, and love.

Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that impossible to do. She rolls her eyes when they blatantly favour her brother and saves her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about.

If she can just hold out another few months, Rukhsana will be out of her familial home and away from her parents’ ever-watchful eyes at Caltech, a place where she thinks she can finally be herself. But when she is caught kissing her girlfriend Ariana, her devastated parents take Rukhsana to Bangladesh, where everything she had been planning is out of reach.

There, immersed in a world of tradition and arranged marriages, Rukhsana finds the perspective she’s been looking for in her grandmother’s old diary. The only question left for her to answer is: Can she fight for the life she wants without losing her family in the process?

Product Details

Catalogue number

8273 in ISBC EU Sec Rewards 2019/20 and 8273 in Secondary Schools Catalogue 2020/21

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407194578

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

February 7th, 2019

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Upper years; 13.0 points

Other details
  • 336 pages
Condition

New

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