Books on Our Radar: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar should definitely be on your radar after Adiba’s critically acclaimed debut The Henna Wars! This one is also sapphic and set in Ireland, just like The Henna Wars, but this one is all about the fake dating trope and slow burn romance and to that I say, YES, PLEASE! Luckily we don’t have to wait much longer for the May 25th release to enjoy the cute and romantic read!
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Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Datingby Adiba Jaigirdar
Published by: Page Street Kids
on May 25, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, GLBTQIA+
Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani. She’s an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. But Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of being elected head girl.
Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But relationships are complicated, and some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.