Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ll be honest, romance is not my favorite genre in books or movies. Although I had to read her works in high school and college, I was never a huge fan of Jane Austen. I am, however, a huge fan of Soniah Kamal. She took the classic “Pride and Prejudice” and added all of my favorite elements to it. I could not put this book down. Unmarriageable is much more interesting to me than any Jane Austen book because of these special elements. Kamal sets the story in present-day Pakistan. As a South Asian woman, I highly relate to this setting, so I was immediately drawn into her world. I connected to the characters because I saw my own family in them. I connected to the environment because it reminded me of my place of birth. Other than the setting, Kamal adds humor to the story. As a humor writer, I believe that adding humor elevates any piece of writing. The quirky characters and the funny experiences Kamal put them through, made this one of my favorite books of all time. I can see this movie turn into the next Hollywood rom-com. So, again, I’m not a huge fan of romance or Jane Austen, but when you add a Desi twist and humor to a story, I’m all in. I highly recommend this book!
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