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Written in the Stars - Aisha Saeed
Written in the Stars
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This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?   Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her... show more
This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny?   Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
3.5 Written in the Stars
This is my Letter W for the Litsy A to Z challenge this year. I picked it because of that cover. Isn't it gorgeous? This is also one of those books that I had read the synopsis for when I first chose it and just trusted my earlier judgement, having put it on a challenge list and all. Then I promptly...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
4.0 Whoa.
It seemed like time to switch up my usual reading. YA is not my thing but I had heard good things about this book and it actually sounded like experiences of people I've known. Since I *finally* watched the last 'Hunger Games' films I guess I was in the mood for YA. Naila is a young woman about to...
Rashika, The Book Owl
Rashika, The Book Owl rated it
3.0 It made me hungry
Written in the Stars is the kind of book that I should have loved but I didn't. Diversity? Check. Forbidden romance? Check. A female lead you want to root for? Check. So why didn’t I love it? For starters, it is written in a very simplistic middle grade style which is odd given the age of the charac...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
5.0
Written in the Stars is a book that must be read, because its subject matter is so important. People need to read this and educated themselves about forced marriages (which, as the author points out, is not the same thing as arranged marriages) What Naila goes through is so unfair that a few time...
All About Books
All About Books rated it
5.0 Written in the Stars-Review
Written in the Stars truly is a heart-wrenching novel.“Life is full of sadness. It's part of being a woman. Our lives are lived for the sake of others. Our happiness is never factored in.'' Written in the Stars follows the ideologies within a Pakistani family unit. It talks about arranged marriage a...
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