The Writing’s On The Wall: Love From A To Z by S.K. Ali

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Title Love From A To Z
Author S.K. Ali
Pages 352 Pages
Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publication Date April 30th 2019 by Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also A Star mixed with Anna and The French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip.

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.


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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Marusha Belle, Ian Barnard and Connary Fagen Type Design whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!




Be sure to visit all the wonderful stops on the Love From A To Z blog tour for book reviews and much more!

April 29 – Utopia State of Mind
April 30 – Andi’s ABCs
May 01 – Runaway with Dreamthieves
May 02 – Take Me Away
May 03 – Vicky Who Reads
May 04 – Book Scents
May 06 – Mary Had A Little Book Blog
May 07 – As Told by Zaheerah
May 08 – The Infinite Limits of Love
May 09 – Pop! Goes the Reader (You are here – Hi!)
May 10 – Rich in Color
May 13 – Actin’ Up With Books
May 14 – Kaitlyn Gosiaco’s Blog
May 15 – It Starts at Midnight
May 16 – Sleepy Sam Reads
May 17 – Wishful Endings

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