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The Henna Wars

by Adiba Jaigirdar - £7.99  Hachette Children's Group (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781444962208 | ISBN 10: 1444962205

Nishat and Flavia are rivals at school, but Nishat can't help the secret crush burning in her heart - even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after?
 
A gorgeous, heart-warming, queer YA love story for fans of Becky Albertalli.
 
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants - as long as she isn't herself. Because Muslim girls aren't lesbians. Nishat doesn't want to lose her family, but she also doesn't want to hide who she is, which only gets harder once Flavia walks into her life. Beautiful and charismatic, Flavia takes Nishat's breath away.
 
But as their lives become tangled, they're caught up in a rivalry that gets in the way of any feelings they might have for each other. Can Nishat find a way to be true to herself... and find love too?
 
Adiba Jaigirdar is a stunning new voice in young adult fiction, writing uplifting, authentic stories from a Bengali-Irish perspective.
 
Recommended for readers aged 12+

(Price & availability last checked: May 2021)

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