Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi

Golden Girl

Reem Faruqi

fiction middle grade poetry emotional hopeful lighthearted medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2022

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From the award-winning, ALA Notable author of Unsettled and Lailah’s Lunchbox, this is a captivating coming-of-age middle grade novel in verse about seventh grader Aafiyah Qamar, a Pakistani American girl who hatches a special plan to help her fam...
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Summary of 47 reviews


emotional 82%
reflective 58%
hopeful 47%
informative 29%
inspiring 29%
funny 23%
challenging 17%
lighthearted 17%
sad 11%
tense 11%
adventurous 5%


fast 64%
medium 35%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 46%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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