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Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating

Author: Adiba Jaigirdar

Genre: Romance, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Contemporary


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Length: 352 pages

This book was so stinkin' cute! I always love the fake-dating trope and this was spectacular. Hani and Ishu are both so cute and relatable. I love how the book ties in their religion and how their parents are similar but different. The book is just so wholesome all around.


Everyone likes Humaira "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 invalidate her identity, saying 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 absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani. She’s an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. But Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of being elected head girl. Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But relationships are complicated, and some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.


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