Reader Question – The book about a boy from an expatriate family who lived in an Arab country & struck up a friendship with a local girl…

by Maryse on September 13, 2018 · 2 comments

in Reader Questions

Marion is looking for this one and I remember this one (but NOT the title)!!! Yes I think it was back in 2013 and I really wanted to read it. And I remember… there’s trouble for her. I can’t remember the title… GAH!!!

She asks:

There’s a blurb I read a few years back about a boy from an expatriate family who lived in an Arab country (maybe Syria) and he struck up a friendship/ relationship with a local girl in the neighbourhood.

Then he and his family had to leave but their paths cross again later in life I think.

Has anyone come across this book?

Anyone remember it?

Maryse: I THINK I FOUND IT!!! I did a search from all my old blurb jolts and found this one!!! Gardens of Water: A Novel by Alan Drew

For her, there was no such festive observance–only the wrapping of her head in a dark scarf and strict rules that keep her hidden away from boys and her friends. But even before the night of the celebration, İrem has started to change, to the dismay of her Kurdish father. What Sinan doesn’t know is that much of her transformation is due to her secret relationship with their neighbor, Dylan, the seventeen-year-old American son of expatriate teachers.

Marion: Yes!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Maryse.

Maryse: YAYYYYY!!!!!! I remember wanting to read that one so bad, and then I got caught up in more releases and lost this one too.

*hug*

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Marion September 14, 2018 at 2:07 AM

Yes!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Maryse.

Maryse September 14, 2018 at 10:23 AM

YAYYYYY!!!!!! I remember wanting to read that one so bad, and then I got caught up in more releases and lost this one too.

*hug*

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