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Three Pakistani-American teenagers, on a trip through the land of pork ribs, mechanical bulls, and Confederate flags. It’s going to be quite an adventure.

The summer after her freshman year of college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends: irrepressible and beautiful Ghazala, and religious but closeted Umar.

But when a scandalous photo of Ghaz appears on a billboard in Times Square, Mariam and Umar come up with a plan to rescue her from her furious parents. And what could be a better escape than a spontaneous road trip down to New Orleans?

With the heartbreaking honesty of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ mixed with with the cultural growing pains and smart snark of When Dimple Met Rishi, this wry, remarkable road-trip story is about questioning where you come from—and choosing the family that chooses you back.

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Critical Praise

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road, like all great road trip stories, is about finding adventure, finding surprises, and finding yourself. It’s also so much fun that it’s not until the journey is over that you realize the depth of what you’ve just read.” —Abdi Nazemian, author of The Authentics

“Sheba Karim has done it again! Funny, heartwarming, and achingly real, Mariam Sharma Hits the Road is the road-trip novel everyone needs to be reading right now.” —Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle, With Love

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062445735
  • ISBN 10: 0062445731
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 06/05/2018
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Travel & Transportation / Car & Road Trips
  • BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Assimilation
  • BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

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