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TitleThe Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali
AuthorSabina Khan
ISBN-
ImprintSabina Khan Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatHardcover

Description

With a welcome mix of humor, heart and high stakes drama, as well as tantalizing descriptions of food , The Love Lies of Rukhsana Ali is a standalone young adult contemporary novel that provides a timely and honest portrait of what it s like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture.17 year old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents expectations, but lately she s finding that harder and harder to do She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively at home, saving her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don t know about Luckily, only a few months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana s plans fall apart Her parents are devastated being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition Only through reading her grandmother s old diary is Rukhsana able to gain some much needed perspective Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life

Reviews

Elise (TheBookishActress)

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali By Sabina Khan

in which the title character is caught kissing her girlfriend by her conservative Muslim parents, who respond by forcing her to move from Seattle to Bangladesh well this sounds like it s going to make me cry


ellie

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali By Sabina Khan

no i don t think y all understand how excited i am for this book it s hard enough to get poc representation for asians, but we re getting lgbt asian rep are you KIDDING this is everything i didn t think i d get so soon growing up part of an oppressive culture that frowns on anyone breaking the tradi... (Sign in to see more)


Lior

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali By Sabina Khan

This sounds heart wrenching, I m in


Tashie

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali By Sabina Khan

this book isn t even out and yet i m already crying a story about a bengali wlw who gets shipped off to bangladesh after her parents find out bro this is a Lot


Adalyn Grace

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali By Sabina Khan

Full Review To Come But I want to eat alllllllll the food in this book Omg.


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