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Parents' Guide to

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating

By Nayanika Kapoor, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cute, socially aware romance of queer South Asian teens.

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a mast read !!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This heartwarming book has a lot of positive messages about exploring identity, standing up for what's right, and being queer and South Asian in a predominantly White community. Fans of romance will like the sweet buildup of their feelings, and how they bring out the best in each other. The characters are both flawed and likable, and readers will find themselves rooting for their romance from the beginning. Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating is a good introduction into more complex topics such as personal relationships with religion, as well as racism and homophobia, and the book makes these topics accessible rather than overwhelming. However, sometimes it can feel like they touch on more difficult topics without fully explaining the context of these concepts. This novel is best for readers who have some exposure to social justice topics and are interested in learning more, but enjoy lighter romance reads.

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