Not the Girls You're Looking For

Not the Girls You're Looking For

Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she?d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It's all under control. Ish. Except maybe this time she?s done a lit Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop he...

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Title:Not the Girls You're Looking For
Author:Aminah Mae Safi
Rating:
Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:1250151813
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Not the Girls You're Looking For Reviews

  • Cathy
    Feb 25, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

    I don't really end up enjoying this. There were some solid moments i really enjoyed but overall I just didn't click with any of the characters. ...

    3.5 Stars. I loved the focus on female friendships but at times, it didn?t feel like much was going on in terms of plot. ...

    This book comes out in June, 2018. Slow start but about 1/4 of the way in, it just starts steam rolling forward. If John Hughes had written one of his 80's rom coms with a quartet of girls as the main characters, this would be it. ...

  • Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
    Jul 20, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

    I don't really end up enjoying this. There were some solid moments i really enjoyed but overall I just didn't click with any of the characters. ...

    3.5 Stars. I loved the focus on female friendships but at times, it didn?t feel like much was going on in terms of plot. ...

  • Aminah Safi
    Jun 25, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

  • Jodi Meadows
    Sep 04, 2017

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

  • Katy Upperman
    Sep 21, 2017

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

  • Tanaz
    Jun 17, 2017

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

  • Allison
    Mar 17, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

  • Rachel
    May 23, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    May 17, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

  • alexandra
    Aug 14, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

  • Paige
    Apr 21, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Jun 24, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

  • Melissa Flanagin
    Aug 13, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

    I don't really end up enjoying this. There were some solid moments i really enjoyed but overall I just didn't click with any of the characters. ...

    3.5 Stars. I loved the focus on female friendships but at times, it didn?t feel like much was going on in terms of plot. ...

    This book comes out in June, 2018. Slow start but about 1/4 of the way in, it just starts steam rolling forward. If John Hughes had written one of his 80's rom coms with a quartet of girls as the main characters, this would be it. ...

    1 star. ?He was a boy made to be conquered, maybe even saved. But not by Lulu. She was neither a knight or a Nightingale. She was a girl made to be selfish. She would have her own adventures.? I'm having a terrible time coming up with my own summary of this book, so here's th...

    Funny how you can go from strongly disliking to sympathizing, empathizing, and finally embracing a character; that was my journey with Lulu. I had a strong, immediate dislike of Lulu after reading the first chapter. I was worried I would have to "dnf" the book because she just rubb...

    Beautifully written!!!! One of my favorites this year ...

  • Maraia
    Sep 03, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

  • Shealea
    Jun 19, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

  • Kayleigh
    Sep 12, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

    I don't really end up enjoying this. There were some solid moments i really enjoyed but overall I just didn't click with any of the characters. ...

    3.5 Stars. I loved the focus on female friendships but at times, it didn?t feel like much was going on in terms of plot. ...

    This book comes out in June, 2018. Slow start but about 1/4 of the way in, it just starts steam rolling forward. If John Hughes had written one of his 80's rom coms with a quartet of girls as the main characters, this would be it. ...

    1 star. ?He was a boy made to be conquered, maybe even saved. But not by Lulu. She was neither a knight or a Nightingale. She was a girl made to be selfish. She would have her own adventures.? I'm having a terrible time coming up with my own summary of this book, so here's th...

  • Morgan Rhodimer
    May 19, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

  • Lara Kareem
    May 17, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

  • Trianna
    Jun 16, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

    I don't really end up enjoying this. There were some solid moments i really enjoyed but overall I just didn't click with any of the characters. ...

    3.5 Stars. I loved the focus on female friendships but at times, it didn?t feel like much was going on in terms of plot. ...

    This book comes out in June, 2018. Slow start but about 1/4 of the way in, it just starts steam rolling forward. If John Hughes had written one of his 80's rom coms with a quartet of girls as the main characters, this would be it. ...

    1 star. ?He was a boy made to be conquered, maybe even saved. But not by Lulu. She was neither a knight or a Nightingale. She was a girl made to be selfish. She would have her own adventures.? I'm having a terrible time coming up with my own summary of this book, so here's th...

    Funny how you can go from strongly disliking to sympathizing, empathizing, and finally embracing a character; that was my journey with Lulu. I had a strong, immediate dislike of Lulu after reading the first chapter. I was worried I would have to "dnf" the book because she just rubb...

    Beautifully written!!!! One of my favorites this year ...

    The best part of this novel is Safi's writing. Lulu is biracial and I loved how much that plays a role in the story. The friend group was diverse and I enjoyed their dynamics and seeing their bond. I wasn't the biggest fan of the overall plot, there were some really cute scenes and som...

  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    May 26, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

  • Alexandra
    Jun 19, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    May 05, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

  • Cori Reed
    Oct 03, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

  • ilsa ➹
    Jun 10, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

  • Deborah
    Oct 07, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

    I don't really end up enjoying this. There were some solid moments i really enjoyed but overall I just didn't click with any of the characters. ...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Jun 14, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

  • JW
    Aug 28, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For was a look at one girl's struggle with self identity and complex relationships, which was very thoughtful, witty, and honest. The Good ?Lulu was a force to be reckoned with! She was interesting and complicated, and I never knew what to expect fr...

    This is easily one of the most difficult book reviews I?ve ever had to write because I have plenty of mixed feelings about Not the Girls You?re Looking For that make expressing my opinion just a tad more complicated. While I eventually learned to appreciate many aspects of this ...

    So clearly I'm in the minority so far, but this book was like a 2.75/3 stars for me. First off, what I did like: 1) Yay, a Muslim main character! Well, a 16 year old high school girl who just happens to be Muslim and fasting for Ramadan. 2) The culturally blended family! Lulu's m...

    This is an important book that about feeling split between two cultures and trying to figure out how to fit in. In addition to addressing racism and multiculturalism, the book also deals with safe sex and violence against women. It is a feminist, sex-positive, girl-power story that I h...

    Darling, Lulu. I didn't know you'd get to breath fresh air and take up shelf space when I wrote you. I got you wrong so often in that first draft. But I kept plugging away and you took on shape and you took on life and here you are out in the world. I'm so proud of how messy and vulner...

    Absolutely funny and brilliant! ...

    This book has some wonderful character exploration but the writing just didn't click with me at all ...

    "You aren't who anyone decides you are. You aren't how anyone treats you. You have to find peace in that." A book of deeply flawed, sharp-clawed, and relatable girls, especially the main character Lulu. This book ripped me open and handed me a mirror to see, before sewing up the wou...

    I can't wait for everyone to read this book! ...

    Lately, Lulu has been screwing everything up. Her three best friends are all pulling apart at the seams, an almost accidental drowning at a party has her grounded for life (or at least the remainder of Ramadan), and she finally snaps at one of the aunties for saying something that?as...

    Mini review: DNF GR Ultimate Summer Reading Challenge: Diversify Yourself. I was a bit vary when I read the synopsis. Regardless I still wanted to give it a shot. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. The writing style was a bit clunky and just all over the place. I didn't enjoy...

    I don't really end up enjoying this. There were some solid moments i really enjoyed but overall I just didn't click with any of the characters. ...

    3.5 Stars. I loved the focus on female friendships but at times, it didn?t feel like much was going on in terms of plot. ...

    This book comes out in June, 2018. Slow start but about 1/4 of the way in, it just starts steam rolling forward. If John Hughes had written one of his 80's rom coms with a quartet of girls as the main characters, this would be it. ...

    1 star. ?He was a boy made to be conquered, maybe even saved. But not by Lulu. She was neither a knight or a Nightingale. She was a girl made to be selfish. She would have her own adventures.? I'm having a terrible time coming up with my own summary of this book, so here's th...

    Funny how you can go from strongly disliking to sympathizing, empathizing, and finally embracing a character; that was my journey with Lulu. I had a strong, immediate dislike of Lulu after reading the first chapter. I was worried I would have to "dnf" the book because she just rubb...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    May 01, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Jul 15, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...

    Not the Girls You're Looking For wasn't what I expected it would be--but that's definitely not a bad thing! It's just that I expected a light, fun read based on the way the synopsis was written, but this book wasbrutal. It was a tad dark, but it was just so truthful and hit me right ...

    I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders CW: Dubious consent, sexual assault, racism, underage drinking, drug use, slut shaming, ableist language. I?ve been absolutely dying to read this book for the ...

    Official comments: NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is an intense, emotional debut about finding one's place in the world and throwing off labels applied by other people. These are girls with teeth, claws, and hundreds of razor-sharp edges that protect their vulnerable hearts. ...

    i'm so in love with these messy friendships and angry girls!!!! *sobs* it took a while to get into it, but once i got the swing of things i didn't want to stop. there isn't much of a plot, but i think that's part of why i enjoyed it more. it reminded me what it feels like to be ~peak t...

    i finally finished this DAMN book and I am soooo conflicted on how I feel about it?! Review and rating to come. this is not a review just somethings want to jot down before i write my review I loooove messy books. as in characters who aren't perfect and mess up and kiss whoever...

    DNF at 48% I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn?t get into it so instead of taking another 10 days to trudge through the second half, I?m just going to DNF. Not the Girls You?re Looking For has a lot going for it. It centers a biracial Arab-American Muslim teena...

    Loved this! Review to come soon! ...

    3.5 Stars! ...

    Not the Type of Girls You're Looking for is that book that is going to creep up on you, that you won't expect to like but at the end, you'll end up loving it so bad, the story stays with you forever. This story is hell-bent on kicking stereotypes to hell, and judgemental asses to the c...

    1. aMaZiNg characterizations. I?ve been searching for one perfect adjective to describe Lulu and her girl friends and? I don?t think there is one? They?re fierce yet vulnerable, confident yet afraid, always exuberant, and so very real. There are some A+ parents plus a pretty gr...

    Unfortunately, this was just not the story for me. From the start, I felt somewhat out of sorts as I felt the story began abruptly without an introduction of any kind. At one moment, I even questioned whether I was reading a sequel due to the beginning of this novel. I like novels ...

  • may ❀
    Aug 31, 2018

    full rant posted this book was supposed to make me feel represented and instead it gave me a migraine you know what the saddest thing about this is that I want to support authors of colour, I want to read their books and squeal over them and recommend these books to my friends...