Goodreads Book Blurb:
2.5 stars, rounded up.
I wanted to love Zara Hossain Is Here; bisexual representation which also addresses immigration and racism? I was totally on board. Unfortunately, I found this narrative to be too safe and simple to appreciate the attempt.
So. Much. Happened. This book is only about 250 pages long, but there’s so much content I think it needed almost double that to actually be able to delve into these issues and strong emotions and feel them. Instead, everything seemed to happen at warp speed, and it felt like I was skimming these events, not living them with the characters. There are so many unexpected twists and turns, it felt like the book was struggling to find its voice, like even Sabina Khan was unsure of the direction and the intended message of the story.
Even the romantic relationship felt rushed and shallow. Rather than paying attention to her own relationship, Zara seems more concerned with whether or not her friends are dating. And with everything else going on in the story, the addition of a romantic storyline, regardless how limited, felt superfluous.
And then suddenly,
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