Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali is looking forward to going to Caltech and getting away from her conservative Muslim parents' expectation that she will marry, especially since she is in love with her girlfriend Ariana--but when her parents catch her kissing Ariana, they whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh and a world of tradition and arranged marriages, and she must find the courage to fight for the right to choose her own path.
Bangladesh -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Bengali Americans -- Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Muslim girls -- Fiction.
Muslims -- United States -- Fiction.