Synopses & Reviews
If Nina Khan were to rate herself on the unofficial Pakistani prestige point system - the one shes 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 shes 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 its possible to embrace two very different cultures - even if things can get a little bit, well, hairy.
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."
About the Author
SHEBA KARIM was born and raised in the Catskills. She received an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop and presently lives in New York City. This is her first book.