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Last Days First Days

REVIEW ç Last Days First Days Susan is the new girl she’s sharp and driven and strives to meet her parents’ expectations of excellence Malcolm is the bad boy he started raising hell at age fifteen after his mom died of cancer and has had a r. I was trying to break out of a reading slump and so I resorted to my usual strategy try something outside my usual genres It always worksIf you ve read my review of A Girl Like That you know that contemporary teen romance is not my genre And if you ve read my review of A Girl Like That you must also know that there s no way I d miss a book by Tanaz BhathenaThere is a lot to like about this book and again we re treated to realistic developed characters that pop out of the page Sadly however the book doesn t come anywhere near the greatness of the author s debut Why fit in I wonder when you can stand out For one thing we see a good portrayal of how immigration works In real life it s not always a simple move from Country A to Country B where you adapt and integrate and stay forever Often things don t work out or you get a different opportunity somewhere else and you move again And again Sometimes you might return to places where you ve lived before or even go back to your home country disillusioned by the whole thing We see similar scenarios happen in Susan s family and it feels closer to my own experience and the experience of most people I know than what we usually see in booksSusan s struggles with culture shock were done well especially seeing her adjust to a new education system which values different ualities She was doing great in her old school but what was considered important there doesn t matter any and she needs to learn and adaptThe one thing that didn t ring true for me was how easily Susan chose to go to art school against her parents wishes In my experience people in her position who immigrate at her age or later go for the hard sciences and it s not a matter of money or career it s a simple uestion of survival You need to pay rent you need to have a steady job for your visa and there is no safety net at all if things go wrong no family or social support And as strange as it may sound it s often easier for a recent immigrant to find a job as a software developer than as a babysitter Not only is there less competition but in the technical fields one is judged objectively Susan s decision was painted as a moment of triumph without addressing all the conseuences and examining her parents viewMessages of chasing one s dreams are all good and nice but in real life these stories usually only work out after there is some basic security which only happens after one or two generations after immigrating Of course I realize Susan s situation is a bit different since she didn t move by herself her mother is with her and her family seems to have some money and be able to support her Also she is already a Canadian permanent resident so there seems to be no need to worry about visas or deportation So I m not sure why her choice didn t work for me here I normally love stories about chasing one s impractical dreams against all odds 3 Idiots is one of my favorite movies but somehow the decision here wasn t handled with the necessary gravityWhile a lot about the romance worked well I wasn t a fan of the insta love Especially on Malcolm s side he catches a glimpse of Susan and is instantly obsessed He doesn t know who she is he doesn t know her name he hasn t heard her voice but he s already in love Also while I liked Malcolm as a character I didn t like him as a person He was angry at everyone and treating people terribly while all he had to do was stop and listen and see no one was as bad as he thought I realize why he reacted this way but it wasn t the best reaction Overall I m not sure he s the best match for someone like SusanI was a bit disappointed by the portrayal of Malcolm s ex Afrin She came close to being a cardboard villain and I kept hoping to see some depth from her At a few points in the book it looked as if we d get there but it never happenedSusan s friendship with her best friend Alisha was one of the highlights for me All the excitement the joy of growing up and discovering the world together the uick weird fights born of misunderstanding which are resolved even uicklyThe other thing I loved was the depiction of how families work all the messiness all the hurt and all the love and supportThe book is extremely light and easy to read I was literally reading while watching the Eurovision final and was easily able to follow both However it s not as catchy and addictive as A Girl Like That A Girl Like That was new bold risky disturbing experimental haunting exciting This book felt almost formulaic in comparison and although it was a formula that worked it lack the spark that made the author s debut so memorable

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Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest I wanted to read this book because I loved her debut novel A GIRL LIKE THAT I didn t care that this book would be completely different in tone cute instead of soul destroying and setting Canada instead of Saudi Arabia she had won me over with a brilliant and powerful effort and I was eager to get my hands on anything else this woman wroteSusan is the new girl at her Canadian high school having just transferred from a fancy academy in Saudi Arabia She seems focused and driven but her life is actually in shambles Her parents seem to be on the verge of separating Dad didn t join them in Canada and he s having an affair and her mother is channeling her frustrations through her daughter s accomplishments All Susan wants to do is go to art school and learn to refine her talents but her parents say that s a hard noMalcolm on the other hand is the residential bad boy His life is also a mess but not the romantic kind that makes the girls intrigued He s struggling in school he s never gotten over his mother s death and his father is physically abusive His love life sucks too His ex girlfriend used him to pit against other men for her enjoyment and now that they re apart she wants him backThe good girlbad boy trope has been done to death but I ve never seen it done with Indian Zoroastrian rep before so props there for showing me something I haven t seen before and incorporating that diversity into the storyline rather than reverting to name dropped tokenism I also liked how Susan was introverted and the author didn t try to make her out to be super uirky or special because of that One of the moments I really related to was her anxiety about driving driving can be so stressful when you have anxiety because of the perceived lack of control This was one of the best portrayals of an introvert in YA I have encountered in a while and I really liked thatThe food descriptions in this book are fantastic and while religion and morality doesn t play the same role here as it did in A GIRL LIKE THAT it is mentioned several times as a focus in their lives The kids act like kids and not like adults writing as kids I liked that too There were a lot of things I liked about this book to be honest but I m not giving this a higher rating because the storyline just didn t catch me and I wasn t engaged the way I would have liked to have been I ve also just read another book called LOVE FROM A TO Z that did the new girlstar crossed lovers with an HEA bit better and while THE BEAUTY OF THE BOOK certainly isn t a bad book it couldn t uite meet my expectations either It almost feels like this was the debut effort not A GIRL LIKE THATIf you like bad boygood girl romances and especially bad boygood girl romances with diverse main characters and real world problems you ll probably enjoy this a lot You should definitely also read her other book A GIRL LIKE THAT Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 3 stars Imperial Reckoning The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya hasn’t told anyone but she wants to be an artist Malcolm doesn’t know what On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence he wants until Eye of Wolf he meets On Your Farts Get Set Go by Mitchell Symons herL. 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REVIEW ç Last Days First Days Ove is messy and families are messier but in spite of their burdens Susan and Malcolm fall for each other The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family culture and being true to who you a. Very sweet and as always I m forever in love with Bhathena s writing style

  • Hardcover
  • 354
  • Last Days First Days
  • Tanaz Bhathena
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
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