Written by Naz Kutub
Published by Bloomsbury USA
Sy placed all his bets for happiness on his boyfriend, Farouk . . . who then left him to try and “fix the world.” Now, the timid seventeen-year-old Indian Muslim boy is stuck in a dead-end coffee shop job and all he can do is wish for one more chance . . .
Sy never expects his wish to be granted. But when a mysterious girl offers him three wishes in exchange for his help and proves she can grant at least one wish with an instant million-dollar deposit into Sy’s struggling bank account, a whole new world of possibility opens up. Is she magic? Or just rich? And can Sy find the courage to leave Los Angeles and cross the Atlantic Ocean to lands he’d never even dreamed he could visit, all to track down his missing ex? With help from his potentially otherworldly new friend, will Sy go all the way for one last, desperate chance at rebuilding his life and refinding love?
Primary ISBN: 9781547609178
Publication Date: June 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Young Adult, Age 13 or older
Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Gender and Sexual, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Parents, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Dating, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, LGBTQIA+, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Trauma & Healing, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: United States (Los Angeles CA)
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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