Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought shed nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It's all under control. Ish.Except maybe this time shes done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can't find her way out of this mess soon, she'll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She'll have to go looking for herself....
|Title||:||Not the Girls You're Looking For|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Not the Girls You're Looking For Reviews
Beautifully written!!!! One of my favorites this year
Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulnerable and angry and hopeful you are. I let you do your worst, and in turn, you showed me your best. Your growth and determination. Your love and your humor.
Anyways, this is me being a sap and telling you my first n ...more
1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I’ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and… I don’t think there is one? They’re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty great boy, too. ❤
2. Enviable prose. This is one of those novels chock full of passages you’ll want to read over and over again, because they are either lovely, or sharply insightful, or darkly funny.
3. Feminism for the win. ...more
Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that—as it turns out—she didn’t even say. So, yeah, Lulu’s life is a bit complicated. But she’s determined to set things right, because as painful as it is to admit you’re wrong—or that you’ve been wronged—there are some th ...more
Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts.
Review copy via Netgalley
Review to come.
I can't wait for everyone to read this book!
I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review
Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders
CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language.
I’ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the longest time so when I saw that Aimee over at Aimee, Always was organising the blog tour, I jumped on the occasion and joined the fun. I read the book as soon as I got it and ended up enjoying it despite a few qualms I had with ...more