“Engaging and unexpected, voice-y and full of verve, this a whip-smart swan dive into all the messiness of best friendships and new romance, fitting in and growing up.”--Katie Cotugno, New York Times-bestselling author of How to Love
“An intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people.”--Jodi Meadows, author of Before She Ignites
“Lulu Saad is exactly the girl YA fiction has been looking for: a fearless and beautiful Arab-American Muslim ready to take the world by storm. Sparkling with humor, wit and vulnerability, Safi's debut will make you laugh and cry.” --Tanaz Bhathena, author of A Girl Like That
"Fiercely unapologetic and unapologetically fierce. This is exactly the kind of bold, messy, girl-driven, friendship-centric narrative that I have indeed been looking for."--Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts
“A sexy, multifaceted and beautifully complicated debut for anyone who has ever struggled with friendships, religion, and love. A must-read!” --Nisha Sharma, author of My So-Called Bollywood Life
"Deftly written and darkly funny, this is an unflinching portrayal of what it’s like to be a girl who refuses to be boxed in. Lulu and her friends are fierce, flawed, feminist, and full of heart – not to mention utterly unforgettable." --Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden
"Not the Girls You're looking For are exactly the girls you're rooting for. Lulu is fierce, loyal, and a main character you won't soon forget. An honest slice of teen life from a teen character you need to know." --Sara Farizan, author of If You Could Be Mine
Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. She's the classic (somewhat obnoxious) overachiever determined to win.
Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who's obsesssed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she's casting her senior film project, she knows she's found the perfect lead - Sana.
There's only one problem. Rachel hates Sana. Rachel was the first girl Sana ever asked out, but Rachel thought it was a cruel prank and has detested Sana ever since.
Told in alternative viewpoints and inspired by classic romantic comedies, this engaging and edgy YA novel follows two strongwilled young women falling for each other despite themselve