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Article Title

A Girl Like That

Authors

Tessa Ostvig

Keywords

East Indians Saudi Arabia dating rape culture sexism bullying religion high schools schools Jiddah Mumbai

Document Type

Book Review

Abstract

This story is as jarring as its beginning. The book opens at a car crash, showing the mangled bodies of Zarin, the reckless troublemaker, and Porus, a broad-shouldered Indian boy. The book then works backwards, through the perspective of four teens and a cloud of rumors and reputations towards the events leading up to the accident. The story explains how Zarin; orphaned, traumatized, alone, and defiant, became a ‘girl like that.’

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