Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Feature: A Love That Disturbs


A LOVE THAT DISTURBS by Medeia Sharif
Evernight Teen, June 17, 2016
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Maysa Mazari is alarmed by her mother’s talk about arranged marriage. As a hijab-wearing Pakistani-American, she wants to find love on her own. Her judgmental Muslim clique has protected her from racist taunts, although the leader is turning on her as Maysa strays from the group because of her attraction to Haydee.

Haydee Gomez is a former gang member and juvenile detention student. Now living with a clean-cut aunt, she wants to turn her life around, even though one person will never let her forget her roots—Rafe, her abusive pimp. Haydee attempts to pull away from a life of prostitution when she develops feelings for Maysa, although Rafe isn’t willing to give her up too easily.

Finding themselves in danger from Maysa’s friends and Haydee’s pimp, it’s apparent their love disturbs everyone around them as they fight to stay together.



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12 comments:

  1. I've seen Medeia's book in a number of places over the last week or two. Congratulations!

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  2. There's a lot of controversial stuff going on in this story, Medeia! I can only imagine the obstacles these two protagonists will run into in their journey. Congratulations!

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  3. I just finished reading this story. It's so touching, so sad, yet happy too, if that makes sense.

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  4. Congrats to Medeia! This one is on my to-read list. My treadmill broke, so I only read four books in June. (I read on the treadmill, so it's related, believe it or not!) I'm trying to catch up now!

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    1. I read on the treadmill too so I totally get it!

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  5. Brava to Medeia for yet another window into a world we need to know more about.

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