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What a Desi Girl Wants

Khan, Sabina
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: July 6, 2023
ISBN: 9780702330230
288 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


The romance of Becky Albertalli meets the glam family dynamics of Crazy Rich Asians in this YA novel from acclaimed author Sabina Khan.

Mehar hasn’t been back to India since she was four.She hasn’t visited her father, or any of her family. Why would she? Her father made it clear that she’s not his priority when he chose not to come to the US with her and her mum.

But when her father announces his engagement to socialite Naz, Mehar reluctantly agrees to return for the wedding. Maybe she and her father can heal their broken relationship. And after all, her father is Indian royalty, and his home is a palace.

While her father still doesn’t make the time for her, and she hates Naz and her social media influencer daughter, Mehar barely cares once she meets Sufiya, her grandmother’s assistant. Though they come from totally different worlds, their friendship slowly starts to blossom into something more . . . Mehar thinks. But she can tell Naz is using her dad for his money and putting a stop to the wedding might be the best for everyone involved.

What happens when telling her father the truth about Naz and Aleena means putting her relationship with Sufiya at risk . . .

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