A Girl Like That
Tanaz Bhathena's debut novel, A Girl Like That, begins at the end of the story. In the first chapter, Zarin Wadia dies. The 16-year-old is an outlier in her community of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She's considered a troublemaker and someone who parents want their children to stay away from. That doesn't stop Porus Dumasia from falling in love with her, and it doesn't stop her story from being told. Bhathena uses several different points of view to uncover the truth behind Zarin's death and to tell the story of her daring life.