YA Book Review: WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Aisha Saeed

Naila is a Pakistani-American teenager with very controlling parents. She is forbidden from having male friends and absolutely cannot date. Because of these restrictions, she keeps her romance with classmate Saif a secret. But when her parents find out about her deception, she loses everything. To get her away from Saif, her parents plan a trip to Pakistan to visit family. The true writtepurpose of the trip is revealed when Naila discovers her parents are interviewing men for her to marry. Naila must escape the confines of an escaped marriage before it is too late.

Written in the Stars is a great window into another culture, and it is a real page turner. I read it in one sitting and I highly recommend it for teens 14 and up.

Zara Hershe
9th grade


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