When a Brown Girl Flees by Aamna Qureshi

When a Brown Girl Flees

Aamna Qureshi

384 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction contemporary young adult dark emotional reflective medium-paced


In this searing contemporary YA novel from new voice Aamna Qureshi, a Muslim teen runs away from home only to find herself on a breathtaking journey of healing, self-love, and hope.​After Zahra Paracha makes a decision at odds with her beliefs, he...

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Community Reviews Summary of 20 reviews


emotional 85%
reflective 85%
inspiring 71%
hopeful 57%
sad 42%
dark 28%
adventurous 14%
challenging 14%
funny 14%
informative 14%
tense 14%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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