Mariam Sharma Hits the Road

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road

The summer after her freshman year in college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends: irrepressible and beautiful Ghazala and religious but closeted Umar. But when a scandalous photo of Ghaz appears on a billboard in Times Square, Mariam and Umar come up with a plan to rescue her from her furious parents. And what better escape than New Orleans?

The friends pile into Umar's car and start driving south, making all kinds of pit stops along the way--from a college drag party to a Muslim convention, from alarming encounters at roadside diners to honky-tonks and barbeque joints.

Along with the adventures, the fun banter, and the gas station junk food, the friends have some hard questions to answer on the road. With her uncle's address in her pocket, Mariam hopes to learn the truth about her father (and to make sure she didn't inherit his talent for disappearing). But as each mile of the road trip brings them closer to their own truths, they know they can rely on each other, and laughter, to get them through.

Title:Mariam Sharma Hits the Road
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062445759
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About Sheba Karim

My third YA novel, Mariam Sharma Hits the Road,


    Mariam Sharma Hits the Road Reviews

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    This is such a beautiful story on so many levels. It's a fun summer contemporary but the complex, lovable characters are what really made it stand out for me. Mariam goes on a road trip to New Orleans...

  • Rushda

    I thought Sheba Karim would have to work really hard for me to dislike this book more than I disliked That Thing We Call a Heart but wow! She really put in her 110%! I am not going to declare to t...

  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)

    Many thoughts. Too lazy to type them. ...

  • Jen Ryland

    Who can resist a road trip book (not me!)This is a story about a group of Pakistani-American teens who hit the road, headed from New Jersey to New Orleans. One is hiding from the fallout after she's f...

  • ? mali

    i was very excited for this but it was underwhelming and uncomfortable at some parts especially when it came to omar's sexuality......

  • Kelly

    The writing leaves something to be desired, as do some of the choices made in the story...but that is easy to let go of when you consider this is a YA book about three brown teens on a road trip from ...

  • Haadiya // Hiatus

    this doesnt sound good but hello its pakistani and im here...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at MidnightI assumed I would love this one, based on the fact that I will never, ever turn down readi...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    “You’re thinking about it the wrong way. Maybe you don’t have to fit in with them, maybe you have to make space for yourself.” I just wanted to love this so much and ended up not really lik...

  • Donalyn

    I really enjoyed this friendship/roadtrip story. Underage drinking, pot brownies, and descriptions of sex, so I’d say meant for HS readers. ...