Mariam Sharma Hits the Road

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road

The summer after her freshman year in college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends: irrepressible and beautiful Ghazala and religious but closeted Umar. But when a scandalous photo of Ghaz appears on a billboard in Times Square, Mariam and Umar come up with a plan to rescue her from her furious parents. And what better escape than New The summer after her freshman year in college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends...

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Title:Mariam Sharma Hits the Road
Author:Sheba Karim
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:The Road Trip Effect
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road Reviews

  • Abeer Hoque
    Jun 10, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

  • Rachel
    Jul 17, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

    A really fun road trip book, and maybe a tad heavy handed on the current social and political nature of America, but isn?t that how teens are when they start to inform themselves? Very well written and fun to read. ...

    More like 3.5 from me (I want to preface this by saying I am not represented in this book and so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the representation here. I realize I don't say this every review where it's the case and I'm trying to be better about it. While I can read things like ...

    Such a great read. It?s about race and prejudice and religion and coming of age. But all the while being a lighthearted and uplifting story of friendship. Even if YA isn?t your jam, check it out. ...

  • Kelly
    May 14, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

  • Donalyn
    Jun 28, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

  • Marta Boksenbaum
    Jul 28, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

    A really fun road trip book, and maybe a tad heavy handed on the current social and political nature of America, but isn?t that how teens are when they start to inform themselves? Very well written and fun to read. ...

  • Marian
    Jul 16, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

  • Cheyenne Teska
    Jun 06, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

  • Sana
    Jan 12, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

  • Jen Ryland
    Apr 17, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

  • Brooke Banks
    Jun 30, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

    A really fun road trip book, and maybe a tad heavy handed on the current social and political nature of America, but isn?t that how teens are when they start to inform themselves? Very well written and fun to read. ...

    More like 3.5 from me (I want to preface this by saying I am not represented in this book and so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the representation here. I realize I don't say this every review where it's the case and I'm trying to be better about it. While I can read things like ...

    Such a great read. It?s about race and prejudice and religion and coming of age. But all the while being a lighthearted and uplifting story of friendship. Even if YA isn?t your jam, check it out. ...

    A fairly entertaining novel about adventure, surprises, and finding yourself. I loved how this book addressed current issues like Islamophobia and sexuality in the context of religion, however, I felt that while the message was important, the plot was a little lacking. I felt that thro...

    I received an ARC of this book from HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road is not your typical romance road trip where you travel the world with your loved one. It's not even a romance book at all. The story focuses on three best fr...

    I don't quite know what to say or how to rate this one. I hooked me right away and kept me going, even with some bumps and frustrations along the way. Unique setup & character drama, never seen before in YA, esp. road trips. But some problematic shit, with Umar being stereotypical,...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 05, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

  • Sarah
    Jun 26, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

  • Summer
    Jul 03, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Jul 05, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

  • Andrew
    Mar 01, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

  • USOM
    May 08, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

    A really fun road trip book, and maybe a tad heavy handed on the current social and political nature of America, but isn?t that how teens are when they start to inform themselves? Very well written and fun to read. ...

    More like 3.5 from me (I want to preface this by saying I am not represented in this book and so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the representation here. I realize I don't say this every review where it's the case and I'm trying to be better about it. While I can read things like ...

  • Rushda
    Jun 16, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

  • Joana
    Jul 16, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

  • ♕ mali
    Oct 10, 2017

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

  • Shelly
    May 25, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Dec 14, 2017

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

  • Raven Andrus
    Sep 29, 2017

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Jun 02, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

  • Isabelle
    Jun 24, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

    A really fun road trip book, and maybe a tad heavy handed on the current social and political nature of America, but isn?t that how teens are when they start to inform themselves? Very well written and fun to read. ...

    More like 3.5 from me (I want to preface this by saying I am not represented in this book and so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the representation here. I realize I don't say this every review where it's the case and I'm trying to be better about it. While I can read things like ...

    Such a great read. It?s about race and prejudice and religion and coming of age. But all the while being a lighthearted and uplifting story of friendship. Even if YA isn?t your jam, check it out. ...

    A fairly entertaining novel about adventure, surprises, and finding yourself. I loved how this book addressed current issues like Islamophobia and sexuality in the context of religion, however, I felt that while the message was important, the plot was a little lacking. I felt that thro...

    I received an ARC of this book from HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road is not your typical romance road trip where you travel the world with your loved one. It's not even a romance book at all. The story focuses on three best fr...

    I don't quite know what to say or how to rate this one. I hooked me right away and kept me going, even with some bumps and frustrations along the way. Unique setup & character drama, never seen before in YA, esp. road trips. But some problematic shit, with Umar being stereotypical,...

    For some reason I didn?t get as strong of a road trip vibe as I would?ve liked ? more touristy, exploration of identity, a lot of overt discourse on social issues. (Major props for addressing intersectionality, though that exact term is never actually used!) That said, overall it...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Jul 18, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

  • Giulia
    Jul 27, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jun 23, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

  • Monika
    Nov 01, 2017

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

    A really fun road trip book, and maybe a tad heavy handed on the current social and political nature of America, but isn?t that how teens are when they start to inform themselves? Very well written and fun to read. ...

    More like 3.5 from me (I want to preface this by saying I am not represented in this book and so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the representation here. I realize I don't say this every review where it's the case and I'm trying to be better about it. While I can read things like ...

    Such a great read. It?s about race and prejudice and religion and coming of age. But all the while being a lighthearted and uplifting story of friendship. Even if YA isn?t your jam, check it out. ...

    A fairly entertaining novel about adventure, surprises, and finding yourself. I loved how this book addressed current issues like Islamophobia and sexuality in the context of religion, however, I felt that while the message was important, the plot was a little lacking. I felt that thro...

    I received an ARC of this book from HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Mariam Sharma Hits the Road is not your typical romance road trip where you travel the world with your loved one. It's not even a romance book at all. The story focuses on three best fr...

  • Haadiya // Hiatus
    May 29, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

  • Samantha Buyungo
    Mar 30, 2018

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans with her 2 friends to escape the scandal of one of them in an American Apparel-ty...

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to the world every label I ascribe to, but I fall in to many of the 'categories' this ...

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

    I have quite a lot of complicated feelings towards this book. ...

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!) This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's featured on a Times Square billboard, one is looking for her absentee father, and o...

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality... ...

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans. All three are seeking some kind of closure in their lives a...

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here ...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I assumed I wouldlove this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down reading a road trip book. Especially when best friends come together to help one of the...

    ?You?re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don?t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.? I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miria...

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I?d say meant for HS readers. ...

    Mariam Sharma Hits The Road is Sheba Karim?s third YA novel, as witty, charming, and fun loving as her first two but with a sharp political bent that distinguishes it from her earlier fiction. Three South Asian American teenagers go on a road trip from New Jersey to New Orleans, each...

    I was so excited to read this because hey, Pakistani American Muslims, like me! HOWEVER!!!!! This book is NOT positive desi Muslim representation. Desis and practicing Muslims are constantly put in a bad light. Every practicing Muslim except for one of the main characters Umar, a gay M...

    A fun road-trip story that also includes some opportunities to discuss heavier things like emotional trauma, bias/prejudice, and identity. There were a few cringey moments in the book (mostly jabs that are intended as humor), but overall, I really enjoyed the story of Mariam and her tw...

    This is pretty great on all fronts. Three Pakistani-American teens face challenges in their communities and the larger world including religion, cultural expectations, what it means to be brown and Muslim in the United States, and just plain becoming an adult and what it feels like to ...

    I think this was a well-written book and I enjoyed it a lot. My only issue is that it is about prejudice, in this case against brown people, and yet I feel the characters in this book were very prejudiced against the American South in general. Sheba Karim does say that EVERYONE is prej...

    Such a quick read as well as hella readable since I read it in like less than 12 hours Mariam Sharma Hits the Road tackles a lot of important topics from Islamophobia to queer Muslims (one of three main characters being one) to different types of Muslims and more all in a road trip ...

    I was so excited for this book, and I wish I enjoyed it more... it wasn't that I disliked it, necessarily, than just kind of tired at some parts. A lot of the dialogue and thought between the main characters just kind of felt like the rants we have in our head and/or articles we read a...

    3.5. Really sweet book that deals with serious issues in a great way that's easily accessible. Love the diversity and the road trip aspect. So excited for more people to read this!! ...

    Mariam, Umar, and Ghaz are three teens who have been emotionally damaged and scarred by their parents in very different ways. Each of them, finding friendship and loyalty in each other, decide to go on a spontaneous road trip. Along the way- like any good road trip story- the character...

    "Knowledge can be painful, but it comes with a sort of peace." TW: homophobia, racism, islamophobia, abusive parents Actual rating: 3.5 ? Quick, light, summer read with, nonetheless, its depth and bite. Part road trip, part coming-of-age, part judgement of our society, t...

    This took me a while to get to (not through any fault of the book, but it's just my own laziness) but I really enjoyed it. It's a fast-paced read that focuses on three friends who all road trip to New Orleans together, each with a different thing to work through. It was both funny at t...

    really enjoyed this audiobook. it was a lot of fun but I hoped for the ending to not be so "abrupt" ...

    A really fun road trip book, and maybe a tad heavy handed on the current social and political nature of America, but isn?t that how teens are when they start to inform themselves? Very well written and fun to read. ...

    More like 3.5 from me (I want to preface this by saying I am not represented in this book and so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the representation here. I realize I don't say this every review where it's the case and I'm trying to be better about it. While I can read things like ...

    Such a great read. It?s about race and prejudice and religion and coming of age. But all the while being a lighthearted and uplifting story of friendship. Even if YA isn?t your jam, check it out. ...

    A fairly entertaining novel about adventure, surprises, and finding yourself. I loved how this book addressed current issues like Islamophobia and sexuality in the context of religion, however, I felt that while the message was important, the plot was a little lacking. I felt that thro...