Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged

Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged

Paperback - 2016
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'Brilliant idea! Excellent! Muslim dating? Well, I had no idea you were allowed to date.' Then he leaned towards me and looked at me sympathetically. 'Are your parents quite disappointed?' Unlucky in love once again after her sort-of-boyfriend/possible-marriage-partner-to-be proves a little too close to his parents, Sofia Khan is ready to renounce men for good. Or at least she was, until her boss persuades her to write a tell-all expose about the Muslim dating scene. As her woes become her work, Sofia must lean on the support of her brilliant friends, baffled colleagues and baffling parents as she seeks stories for her book. But in amongst the marriage-crazy relatives, racist tube passengers and polygamy-inclined friends, could there be a lingering possibility that she might just be falling in love ...? Sofia Khan is Not Obliged is the hilarious and fresh debut novel by Ayisha Malik.
Publisher: London :, twenty7,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781785770036
Branch Call Number: FIC MAL
Characteristics: 455 pages ; 20 cm

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Nov 25, 2017

I loved the story in this book, especially the ending. The book did not engage me from the beginning - I was thrown off by the hour by hour diary format with occasional text messages and voicemails - but by the time I hit the halfway mark I was totally invested in seeing this love story through to the end and was rooting for my favorite characters. Malik's writing is at it's best when she is writing in more traditional paragraph style, but other readers might appreciate the immediacy of the sections written in a diary style. As a Christian I thoroughly enjoyed Malik's incredibly relatable tale of the joys and challenges of dating when the model encouraged by one's religion runs a bit counter to the model promoted in popular culture.

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