Blurb: Azra is sixteen, smart and knows how to get what she wants. She thinks. When she wins a place in a national science competition, she thinks her biggest problem is getting her parents’ permission to go. But she doesn’t know they’re busy arranging her marriage to an older cousin she’s never met. In Pakistan. In just three months’ time.
Azra always thought she’d finish high school with her friends and then go on to study science, but now her dreams of university are suddenly overshadowed. Can she find a way to do what she wants, while keeping her parents happy?
Or does being a good daughter mean sacrificing her freedom?
Azra is a 16-year-old science geek. She knows the periodic table and can make jokes about it. She hates having to pick up her sister, Soraya, after school ends every day and she will never understand her big brother, Rashid, who is the very definition of a layabout. She has parents who love her, and want what’s best for her and in her case, that includes supporting an arranged marriage to a man 11 years her senior in Pakistan.