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
The best part of this novel is Safi's writing. Lulu is biracial and I loved how much that plays a role in the story. The friend group was diverse and I enjoyed their dynamics and seeing their bond. I wasn't the biggest fan of the overall plot, there were some really cute scenes and some that dragged on too long. Overall, the writing and the characters kept me engaged.
*Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
This is an incredible coming-of-age story about Lulu and her best friends who don’t seem like they even like each other, and I kept wondering why on earth they were friends, until their friendship goes through some serious ordeals and they have a stronger friendship in the end.
Lulu is such a fun character to read about. She is so cutthroat, to the point where she pushes a guy into a pool when he didn’t really do anything to deserve that, and she messes with people and purposely insults ...more
This novel is perfection. It’s first and foremost a character study—of the irrepressible, whip-smart, self-possessed, utterly unforgettable Lulu Saad, who’s unafraid to chase her crushes and spar with her contentious, close-knit group of friends. Lulu’s Arab-American and Muslim, and the story delves with painful and hopeful detail into the difficulty of finding yourself and your place in two cultures. Meanwhile Lulu fights with her friends, contends with messy hookups and finds herself drawn to ...more
This book comes out in June, 2018.
Slow start but about 1/4 of the way in, it just starts steam rolling forward. If John Hughes had written one of his 80's rom coms with a quartet of girls as the main characters, this would be it.
Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me.
From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels that begin with a quick pace but for this one, I felt that it was too quick and as if the reader was supposed to already know the background and these characters.
As for the characters, that was another issue that I ha ...more
DNF at 48%
I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn’t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I’m just going to DNF.
Not the Girls You’re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teenager during the month of Ramadan. She is fasting throughout the book, and you get to see her home-life, school-life and personal struggles revolve around a month that is so vital to Muslims everywhere but is often glossed over in ...more
i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come.
this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review
I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever the frick they want. and that's why i kinda love Lulu because she is so unapologetic. she struggles. she likes the wrong guys. she's brave. she's outgoing. she makes mistakes. she messes up. she is such a realistic characte ...more
"You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that."
A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wound and kissing it better. I cheered and held the book to my chest with a grin on my face when I finished, unable to contain my joy. Some parts made me laugh, some made me swoon, some made me cry. I love this book to pi ...more