She is the winner of the book prize 2022, the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2021, and was a finalist for the 2022 Lambda Literary awards. All of her writing is aided by tea, and a healthy dose of Janelle Monae and Hayley Kiyoko. needs to review the security of your connection before proceeding. It doesn’t bother me in particular since I was 1) reading on Kindle, and 2) I like researching different terms when I’m reading something I don’t understand, but it could keep more impatient people from reading it. Last but not least, I appreciated that this book didn’t try to tie all loose ends completely, because life doesn’t always work that way. To be honest, the school drama portrayed in this book was a bit juvenile .

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I thought this part of the book was adorable, and I loved seeing how the two girls navigated their feelings for each other and went through all the ups and downs of their first relationship. In this sunshine x grumpy, fake-dating story Jaigirdar brings to life a breezy, heart-warming romance while simultaneously tackling more serious issues like racism, biphobia, toxic friendships and family conflicts. Keeping the tone appropriate for a young readership, she sends her characters on a journey of growth and challenges, putting them through many uncomfortable moments and painful realizations. In the end, however, the positive feelings outweigh the negative ones, making this a story of queer joy rather than queer trauma.

The more she sides with her sister Nik, the more criticism she receives from her parents, and on top of that, she has to deal with people at school attempting to ruin her chances in the Head Girl election. In the end, Ishu lets go of her desire to please her parents and learns to put herself first. Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating is the most recent book from Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars. Hani and Ishu, released May 2021 by Page Street Kids, is set in Dublin, Ireland, and discusses some serious topics.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

Some Irish references may be unfamiliar to American readers, but don’t weigh down the text. VERDICT A sweet queer romance with outstanding Desi representation. Recommended for all collections.—Amy Diegelman, Chicago P.L.

How can she be bisexual when she’s only ever dated boys? Without thinking, she states she is dating a girl and gives them a name-Ishu. I wanted to give this book 5 stars but the scene where they first kiss made me so deeply uncomfortable that i just can’t do that. Effectively ishu just kisses hani, without even asking if it’s okay, when hani is literally crying. I’m so tired of the “kiss without consent” trope because it triggers some very bad memories for me, so if you’re going to read this book just be aware of that please. The slowburn was amazing and Hani and Ishu were adorable together for the most part..

But they think and speak and narrate events in the same way. I often had trouble keeping track of which one was which. Was that why the chapter headings had the narrator’s name on them? I do think better characterisation would have improved the story. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets LGBT romance in this funny, heart-warming rom-com about first love and identity.

On top of great AAPI and LGBTQ+ representation, this book is also just the right amount of relatable, relevant, dramatic, and adorable, with a fun opposites-attract dynamic and intermingling plotlines. PS. Looking ahead at the books to come from Adiba… well, I cannot wait. Please sign in again so you can continue to borrow titles and access your Loans, Wish list, and Holds pages. The OverDrive Read format of this ebook has professional narration that plays while you read in your browser.

What stands out positively are the many Bengali foods, clothes, and traditions that were woven into the main story – as a non-Bengali reader, I really enjoyed learning about this culture through the characters. Hani needs help proving she’s not going through a phase while Ishu needs Hani’s popularity to become head girl. There is a lot happening in this book and I enjoyed every second of it.

You and Hani aren’t that different, if you think about it. Share book reviews and ratings with Rachel, and even join a book club on Goodreads. Fake dating is not a trope I have read before, but I have to say that I enjoyed it. Hani and Ishu aren’t even friends when the story starts; they are barely acquaintances.

Each B&B is personally inspected, and each review includes priceless details on the best rooms in the house, breakfast favorites, surrounding grounds and attractions nearby. When not writing, she is probably ranting about the ills of colonialism, playing video games, or expanding her overflowing lipstick collection. Adiba Jaigirdar is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed and bestselling author of The Henna Wars, Hani & Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, and A Million to One. A Bangladeshi/Irish writer and former teacher, she has an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent, England and a BA in English and History from UCD, Ireland.

Parents need to know that Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating, by Adiba Jaigirdar, is about a romance between two queer Bengali girls who live in Dublin. They get into a fake relationship in order to navigate their high school problems. Ishita struggles with her relationship with her parents, who put pressure on her to focus only on studies, and has a rocky relationship with her sister.