Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought shed nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It's all under control. Ish.Except maybe this time shes done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can't find her way out of this mess soon, she'll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She'll have to go looking for herself....
|Title||:||Not the Girls You're Looking For|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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Not the Girls You're Looking For Reviews
Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that—as it turns out—she didn’t even say. So, yeah, Lulu’s life is a bit complicated. But she’s determined to set things right, because as painful as it is to admit you’re wrong—or that you’ve been wronged—there are some th ...more
Loved this! Review to come soon!
Wow, this book was SO GOOD. At first it felt a little off kilter because Safi throws you right into the action and you're left to fend for yourself a bit - but it turns out this is part of the story. Feeling slightly out of the loop all the time, wondering what pieces to the puzzle you're missing. It reflects Lulu's struggle of living in multiple worlds - struggling with never quite fitting in until she realizes it's a gift, a tool she can use to her advantage.
I loved this one for depicting tha ...more
"You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that."
A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wound and kissing it better. I cheered and held the book to my chest with a grin on my face when I finished, unable to contain my joy. Some parts made me laugh, some made me swoon, some made me cry. I love this book to pi ...more
I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review
Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders
CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language.
I’ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the longest time so when I saw that Aimee over at Aimee, Always was organising the blog tour, I jumped on the occasion and joined the fun. I read the book as soon as I got it and ended up enjoying it despite a few qualms I had with ...more
Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the curb.
The story starts off slow and then you're going to be like wth? Are these characters, these girls alright... These girls are messy and I was constantly thinking wtf is going on, but as the story, progressed so ...more
i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come.
this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review
I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever the frick they want. and that's why i kinda love Lulu because she is so unapologetic. she struggles. she likes the wrong guys. she's brave. she's outgoing. she makes mistakes. she messes up. she is such a realistic characte ...more
Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest.
•Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect from her. To others, she seemed so tough, but that was only on the outside. Inside she was nursing wounds, grappling with personal demons, and slowly unraveling.
•Safi's exploration of Lulu's inner struggle of not be white eno ...more