Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating

Online Event
Online event
Sat 2 Oct
19:00 UK
Free, ticketed

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Hani and Ishu couldn’t be less alike – and they definitely don’t like each other. But when fates collide and they pretend to date each other, things start to get messy… A heart-warming queer YA love story perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli.

Everyone likes Hani Khan - she's easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they don't believe her, claiming she can't be bi if she's only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she's in a relationship... with a girl her friends can't stand - Ishu Dey.

Ishu is the polar opposite of Hani. An academic overachiever, she hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for university. Her only problem? Becoming head girl is a popularity contest and Ishu is hardly popular. Pretending to date Hani is the only way she'll stand a chance of being elected.

Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.

Reviews

An intelligent, insightful, and utterly swoon-y coming-of-age story. - Kirkus

A wonderfully told book that explores LGBTQ identities from two different and lesser-seen perspectives. – Geekmom


Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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