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Not the Girls You're Looking For

Not the Girls You're Looking For

Aminah Mae Safi

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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 she’d 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 she’s 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.

Debut author Aminah Mae Safi's honest and smart novel is about how easy it can be to hurt those around you even if —especially if—you love them.

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Praise for Not the Girls You're Looking For

“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 The Perfect Ending

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About the author

Aminah Mae Safi

Aminah Mae Safi is a Muslim-American writer. Safi was the winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest, and that story will appear in the forthcoming anthology Fresh Ink, coming out in 2018. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and cat.

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