96 words for love / Rachel Roy ; Ava Dash ; foreword by James Patterson.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: While exploring her grandmother's past at an ashram in India with her cousin Anandi, seventeen-year-old Raya finds herself and, perhaps, true love in this modern retelling of the legend of Dushyanta and Shakuntala.
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      Summary: After getting into UCLA, Raya Liston begins questioning the future laid out for her. When her beloved grandmother dies, she escapes to the ashram in India where her grandparents fell in love. While exploring her family's past with her cousin Anandi she meets Kiran. If she follows her heart, will she find her true self, or will love make Raya lose her way? -- adapted from jacket
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      "JIMMY Patterson Books."
    • Other Titles:
      Ninety-six words for love.
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    • ABNT:
      ROY, R.; DASH, A. 96 words for love. First edition. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2019. ISBN 9780316477789. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.626821. Acesso em: 20 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Roy R, Dash A. 96 Words for Love. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.626821. Accessed February 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Roy, R., & Dash, A. (2019). 96 words for love (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Roy, Rachel, and Ava Dash. 2019. 96 Words for Love. First edition. James Patterson Presents. Little, Brown and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.626821.
    • Harvard:
      Roy, R. and Dash, A. (2019) 96 words for love. First edition. Little, Brown and Company (James Patterson presents). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.626821 (Accessed: 20 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Roy, R & Dash, A 2019, 96 words for love, First edition., James Patterson presents, Little, Brown and Company, viewed 20 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Roy, Rachel, and Ava Dash. 96 Words for Love. First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.626821.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Roy, Rachel, and Ava Dash. 96 Words for Love. First edition. James Patterson Presents. Little, Brown and Company, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.626821.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Roy R, Dash A. 96 words for love [Internet]. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 20]. (James Patterson presents). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.626821


Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1

Raya Liston has been accepted by UCLA, her dream school, but she's not happy; she's terrified. She has no clue what she wants to study or do with her life. In the midst of all this stress, Daadee, her grandmother living in India, dies, but not before she tells Raya that she left something for her and Raya's cousin Anandi at the ashram where she once lived and which she revisited—but she doesn't remember what that something is. Raya and Anandi make plans to visit the ashram for a month, and Raya hopes for, if not enlightenment, at least some direction. There is, however, a distraction in the form of Kirin, a boy Raya's age who challenges her. Raya, the first-person narrator, is appealing, funny, and authentic. She has a fresh lively voice and plays off her well-defined co-characters, Anandi, Kirin, and Devin, a clueless Englishwoman who doesn't seem to understand the purpose of an ashram. A subplot concerning human trafficking feels undeveloped, but the star of the novel is Raya's remarkable voice. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 November #4

On her deathbed, Raya's grandmother, Daadee, tells her that she's left things that Raya and her cousin Anandi should have at a remote ashram in India, which Daadee visited in her own youth. Worried about her future and confused by her anxiety about being accepted to UCLA, Raya travels to the ashram with Anandi, hoping to find personal clarity and locate whatever Daadee left behind. At the ashram, direction comes when Raya finds two of Daadee's adolescent journals and falls in love with Kiran, a budding filmmaker from Delhi. Loosely retelling the Indian story of Shakuntala, both Daadee, through journal entries, and Raya, through her first-person narration, draw parallels to their own lives, struggling to find balance between their goals and the sacrifices that their newfound romantic entanglements would require. Well-known designer Roy and daughter Dash write in a pop culture–laden conversational tone to convey Raya's concerns—stress about going to college and declaring a major, curiosity about sex and a future with Kiran. Though her feelings are portrayed as valid and relevant, the book's too-quick pace leaves them underexplored and too quickly resolved, making the overall message about trusting one's individual journey unsatisfying. Ages 13–up. (Jan.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.