Tanaz Bhathena is a debut author that we are absolutely raving about here at YA Love Magazine. A Girl Like That contains so many themes that are so so important for not only teens to read about, but for everybody. With a huge theme on identity, we thought this book was the ideal book to feature as our book of the month in February and we can't wait for you all to read it too.
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.