Out Now: Priyanka Taslim’s “The Love Match” for YA Jane Austen Fans

Out Now: Priyanka Taslim’s “The Love Match” for YA Jane Austen Fans

On shelves now is “The Love Match,” Priyanka Taslim’s debut young adult novel. This rom-com, described as a modern Desi “Pride and Prejudice,” entails an arranged marriage with a less than desirable match and the ensuing plotting. True to Taslim’s style, her heroine is a spunky Bangladeshi girl grappling with romance and staying true to herself.

According to Publishers Weekly, “Characters authentically and humorously code-switch between traditional Bengali and contemporary American sensibilities, imbuing dialogue with a rat-a-tat pace. Taslim draws from lived experiences, as detailed in an author’s note, to offer a textured exploration of intersectional South Asian Muslim identity.”

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