Not the girls you're looking for / Aminah Mae Safi.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A Muslim-American teen goes into denial mode about her role in an out-of-control party that occurred during Ramadan, a situation that escalates until she incurs damage that is harder to repair, forcing her to come to terms with her true self. --Publisher
    • Other Titles:
      Not the girls you are looking for.
    • ISBN:
      9781250151810
      1250151813
    • Accession Number:
      2017956992
    • Accession Number:
      ocn994510160
      994510160
    • Accession Number:
      fay.583001
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SAFI, A. M. Not the girls you’re looking for. [s.l.] : Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Safi AM. Not the Girls You’re Looking for. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583001. Accessed October 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Safi, A. M. (2018). Not the girls you’re looking for. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583001
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Safi, Aminah Mae. 2018. Not the Girls You’re Looking for. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583001.
    • Harvard:
      Safi, A. M. (2018) Not the girls you’re looking for. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583001 (Accessed: 22 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Safi, AM 2018, Not the girls you’re looking for, Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, viewed 22 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Safi, Aminah Mae. Not the Girls You’re Looking for. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583001.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Safi, Aminah Mae. Not the Girls You’re Looking for. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583001.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Safi AM. Not the girls you’re looking for [Internet]. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC; 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583001

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1

Safi's debut novel features realistically messy friendships, strength, and vulnerability in a story about, above all, finding oneself and one's true community. Despite the slow start and lengthy cast of characters, Safi weaves a tapestry of beautiful prose around her main character, Houston high-school student Lulu Saad, who is movingly tough yet vulnerable in a world of culture clash and racism. Lulu and her friends get up to the usual high jinks at their school, and, for the most part, it's not a problem. But then their names and reputations get dragged through the mud during Ramadan, and Lulu refuses to take things lying down. Many teens, but especially those who grew up in a Muslim household, will be able to see aspects of themselves in Lulu and her interactions with her friends and family. Lulu's snappy repartee and the sense of community threaded throughout ring particularly true. Teens of all stripes are likely to relate to this angst-filled coming-of-age story starring an appealingly realistic protagonist. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

Lulu Saad makes out with guys without getting emotionally attached. When loyalty to boys disrupts her friendships with girls, Lulu has an identity crisis. Daughter of a Muslim Iraqi immigrant and a Louisianan, Lulu goes from feeling "in-between" to somebody who can "communicate across invisible borders." While at times unfocused, this coming-of-age novel adds much-needed nuance to the representation of Arab American youth. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 April #2

In this YA debut, Safi explores the internal struggle of having to "talk to more than one world, simultaneously." Lulu considers herself both American and Arab (her father is a Muslim immigrant, her mother from Louisiana), but to many of her classmates, she's only Arab (and therefore a terrorist). Meanwhile, she fails to meet her Muslim family's cultural standards. Lulu is a girl who defies stereotypes: a Muslim who celebrates Ramadan, drinks, smokes, and loves to hook up with boys. Safi's prose style has a lively staccato rhythm that captures Lulu's spirited nature, which can easily slip into impetuousness. In addition to Safi's focus on multicultural identity, her story provides a candid perspective on female friendships that are full of conflict, love, and angst. Through her character of contradictions, Safi offers a refreshing perspective on conformity and the path to self-actualization. Ages 13–18. Agent: Lauren MacLeod, Strothman Agency.(June)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.