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The Beauty of the Moment

A YA novel by Tanaz Bhathena.

Tanaz Bhathena

Susan is the new girl — she's sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents' expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy — he started raising hell at age 15, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since. 

Susan hasn't told anyone, but she wants to be an artist. Malcolm doesn't know what he wants — until he meets her. 

Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their burdens, Susan and Malcolm fall for each other. The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family, culture, and being true to who you are. (From Penguin Teen)

Interviews with Tanaz Bhathena

As Tanaz Bhathena grew up, and as her family moved from the restrictive social mores of Saudi Arabia to the freedom of Canada, her choice in footwear reflected her struggle for self-expression. 5:18

More about The Beauty of the Moment

q book contributor Jael Richardson gives us her recommendation of the week. Today, she'll discuss A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena. 7:15

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