The Marvelous Mirza Girls by Sheba Karim is a novel about a mother-daughter duo, Noreen and her mom Ruby, who take a trip to Delhi. After Noreen’s aunt, Sonia, passes away, Noreen hopes to go to India to fulfill some of Sonia’s wishes that she did not get to accomplish before she died. Her trip finds her in love and more confident and happy than she was before she left.
I thought this book was very fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also liked getting to experience Delhi through Noreen’s eyes and learn more about the culture there. I especially appreciated that the author made the #MeToo movement such a prominent theme in the book, as that is extremely important.
I would recommend this book to realistic fiction lovers, romance lovers, and Gilmore Girls fans. – Sophie Cornish