Secrets of the Henna Girl, Paperback
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Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good...Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl: enjoying herself, waiting for exam results ...and dreaming of the day she'll meet her one true love.

Except her parents have other plans. In Pakistan for the summer, Zeba's world is shattered.

Her future is threatened by an unthinkable - and forced - duty to protect her father's honour.

But does she hold the secrets that will help her escape?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Romance
  • ISBN: 9780141339801



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16 year old Zeba Khan thinks she's just going to Pakistan for the summer with her parents to visit her Nannyma, but when she gets there she finds out that she is there to officially become engaged to her cousin Asif, who she has NO intention of marrying. Her parents transform into people she can hardly recognize, and refuse to consider her happiness or desires. The book does a great job of providing some history without being dry or dull, and Zeba is a character you can't help but root for. Won't tell you what happens, but will tell you that it's a very enjoyable read, and when you occasionally break for a tea break, you'll be surprised to see you're not in Pakistan.

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