32 thoughts on “ARC Review: A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena // raw and emotional and everything YA needs right now

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  2. After reading the blurb, I was like in a serious mode. Then I saw my Sunshine. xDD
    Also, why are masis a.k.a the mom’s sister, the villains in books and real life as well? -_-
    Anyway, this is definitely a book that one must read. I am adding this to my tbr right now. Great review!

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  3. This book sounds… wow, it sounds like something I should read like, now:)) Love the synopsis and woah, I definitely see what would make it a book that needs to be read, and I definitely agree. Thanks for including the trigger warnings, though!
    Great review ❤

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  4. I was waiting for it since I’ve read the blurb. I already knew that it was hard so I wasn’t expecting something different and I’m glad that is this way. To be honest, I’ve hard times to imagine people to do not know, or at least be a little informed, of what is happenning around the world. It always shocks me a bit. I don’t mean to be always ready and know everything but still…

    Anyway,I’m kinda prepared for it even if I don’t know how much will I able to take. This might be the next book that I’m gonna slam in the face of every other bookworm I meet

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    • thebookprophet

      Even though I am aware that some things are happening around the world, I still always am able to get shocked by stuff that I read/watch because it’s just so different from what I know, living in America and being privileged as I am. I really hope that it’ll end up being the next book you shove in people’s faces haha!

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  5. OMG! YOUR REVIEW JUST MADE ME WANT TO READ IT EVEN MOOOOORE ❤ When they first revealed the cover last year, I knew that I had to have it on my shelf and the premise sounded decent, but you just really opened my eyes as to how important of a read this might be. Really great review!

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  6. Oh wow! I am definitely going to buy this book as soon as I can.
    Your review was wonderful, and this sounds like a great book.
    I like reading this type of book because Muslims from other countries are brought up differently (mostly stricter) from Muslims in Malaysia where I’m from, and it’s always a culture shock for me.
    And reading about the main characters from other people’s pov is always so intriguing, because we’ll have to piece up things ourselves.
    Oooh, can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

    PS – I’ve always wanted to ask, but always end up forgetting when I’m writing a comment haha Did you make the arts in your blog yourself? Or did you get it from freebie websites? If it’s the latter, can I know where? haha I want to look for some but I don’t know where to start 😦

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    • thebookprophet

      I think it’d definitely be cool for you to read and compare the cultures and ways the religion is practiced differently than in your country! The really cool thing about this book is that it changes perspectives from Zarin to her friend to even her rapist and other characters to give the reader lots of different perspectives. Especially to see how Zarin and her actions are taken by others around her that don’t know about all of the things she has to deal with on a daily basis. I unfortunately am not creative enough to make the graphics that I use, but I got them from Fox + Hazel and they were free 😀

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  7. Omg I’m so happy you loved this book, Savannah! I’ve been excited for its release for a long time now. And I’m super glad that it seems to be exactly all that I hoped it was!! (I’m just hoping that some readers won’t think that the way Zarin is treated is how everyone in the Middle East/West Asia is treated, though.) Love your review! 💖

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    • thebookprophet

      I hope it ends up living up to your expectations when you get around to reading it! Yeah, I’m hoping the same thing. I know that a lot of women go through similar experiences as Zarin, but definitely not all!!

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  8. I first thought, just like I saw Jackie saying in her first comment, that this book was a fun contemporary, I had NO idea it packed a whole lot of emotions and issues in its pages… until a couple days ago, where I saw someone over on twitter mentioning that there was rape / sexual assault in this story. I thought, okay, so there’s more than just a fluffy contemporary here but wow, from your words here, it sounds like such an intense, yet important read. Thank you so much for your enlightening and beautiful and very convincing review. I’ll have to think about this, given the trigger warnings, but maybe I’ll give it a try someday 🙂 Fantastic review! x

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    • thebookprophet

      You really wouldn’t know if you didn’t read reviews for it! I heard that it would be emotional and/or important but I had no idea! I’ve read a few reviews on Goodreads but not many of them mention the rape, sexual assault, and abuse which I find odd. Thank you for reading 🙂 Glad my review could help you make your decision about possibly reading it.

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  9. I’ve only really seen the cover for this book and never read the synopsis so I expected this to be a nice contemporary read?? It’s definitely surprising to hear that it deals with so many heavy topics but now I want to read it even more! This was a fantastic review and I’m glad I read it because I’ll DEFINITELY check the book out now! 🙂

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    • thebookprophet

      From the cover I was originally expecting a light contemporary as well, but NOPE! It’s a wonderful book so I hope you’ll get the chance to read it soon 😀

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    • thebookprophet

      It was fantastic 😀 Hope you’re able to soon as well – a lot of people haven’t spread their opinions on it yet that I’ve seen so I’m interested in seeing how some of my fellow bloggers end up feeling about it.

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