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Written in the Stars

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Compelling tale of Pakistani American forced into marriage.

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Author Aisha Saeed, a Pakistani American whose own happy marriage was "semi-arranged" by her parents, brings authenticity and a welcome lack of what easily could have been overblown melodrama. Although few readers may ever face a forced marriage, all can identify with Naila's struggles to follow rules set by her parents while finding independence for herself.

The book should start meaningful conversations between parents and teens not only about rules and expectations but the issue of women’s rights throughout the world.

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