Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

Synopsis from

If Nina Khan were to rate herself on the unofficial Pakistani prestige point system – the one she’s sure all the aunties and uncles use to determine the most attractive marriage prospects for their children – her scoring might go something like this:

+2 points
for getting excellent grades
–3 points for failing to live up to expectations set by genius older sister
+4 points for dutifully obeying parents and never, ever going to parties, no matter how antisocial that makes her seem to everyone at Deer Hook High
–1 point for harboring secret jealousy of her best friends, who are allowed to date like normal teenagers
+2 points for never drinking an alcoholic beverage
–10 points for obsessing about Asher Richelli, who talks to Nina like she’s not a freak at all, even though he knows that she has a disturbing line of hair running down her back In this wryly funny debut novel, the smart, sassy, and utterly lovable Nina Khan tackles friends, family, and love, and learns that it’s possible to embrace two very different cultures – even if things can get a little bit, well, hairy.

The cover is what made me check out this book originally, but the title made me think "huh, that's a weird title. I wonder what's up with that?" The plot looked really interesting and different, too. I can't wait until this book comes out on March 31st. Good thing I don't have to wait too much longer!

The Waiting On Wednesday feature was created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.


  1. that is definitely an interesting title and cover and even more intriguing story

  2. The hair down the back sounds like it could really add some humor to the story.