If you love contemporary novels, A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena should be on your to-read list. This beautifully written debut novel is a timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we’ll go to love and be loved – and we have the cover!
Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk-taker. She’s also a troublemaker whose romantic entanglements are the subject of endless gossip among her classmates. You don’t want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.
“I am so grateful for this design by Elizabeth Clark, which not only captures specific details about my protagonist, Zarin, and her personality, but also reflects Jeddah’s iconic Island Mosque in her sunglasses,” said Bhathena. “This cover was better than anything I could have ever imagined, perfectly depicting a modern Indian girl from the Arabian Gulf. ”
A Girl Like That releases on February 27, 2018.