Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Waiting On" Wednesday! 11

Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim

If Nina Khan were to rate herself on the unofficial Pakistani prestige point system – the one she’s sure all the aunties and uncles use to determine the most attractive marriage prospects for their children – her scoring might go something like this:

+2 points for getting excellent grades
–3 points for failing to live up to expectations set by genius older sister
+4 points for dutifully obeying parents and never, ever going to parties, no matter how antisocial that makes her seem to everyone at Deer Hook High
–1 point for harboring secret jealousy of her best friends, who are allowed to date like normal teenagers
+2 points for never drinking an alcoholic beverage
–10 points for obsessing about Asher Richelli, who talks to Nina like she’s not a freak at all, even though he knows that she has a disturbing line of hair running down her back
In this wryly funny debut novel, the smart, sassy, and utterly lovable Nina Khan tackles friends, family, and love, and learns that it’s possible to embrace two very different cultures – even if things can get a little bit, well, hairy.

Released on March 31st 2009.

I've noticed a lot of books recently dealing with middle eastern girls coming of age. Very interesting to me, seeing as I'm half middle eastern. I like to see how the characters balance two different cultures. 

What are you waiting on to be released? 

"Waiting On" Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine!


  1. Sounds good! I especially love the part about the boy treating her normal when no one else does. That's sweet. :)

  2. Oh, I hadn't heard of this. It does sound good, and i like books that deal with other cultures as well.


  3. I like book that deal with other cultures. It's especially exciting that different viewpoints on Middle Eastern women are starting to appear. They had been really limiting for awhile. I just read Cutting Loose by Nadine Dajani, which I really enjoyed.

  4. This does look like a good one!

  5. Nicole- I have Nadine Dajani on my wishlist! Glad to hear you enjoyed her!

    Thanks to everyone for your input!


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