The Beauty of the Moment

Category: Book
By (author): Bhathena, Tanaz
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada Teen
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Susan dreams of being an artist. Malcolm wants to move him and his sister out of a bad living situation. Sparks fly when the two teens meet at a fundraiser for Syrian refugees. A Canadian YA romance for fans of The Sun is Also a Star.

Susan is the new girl -- she's sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents' expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy -- he started raising hell at age fifteen, after his mom died of cancer, and has had a reputation ever since.
     Susan hasn't told anyone, but she wants to be an artist. Malcolm doesn't know what he wants -- until he meets her.
     Love is messy and families are messier, but in spite of their burdens, Susan and Malcolm fall for each other. The ways they drift apart and come back together are testaments to family, culture, and being true to who you are.
Review Quote*"A brave big-hearted book, Tanaz Bhathena's sophomore stunner is a complex, nuanced, and gracefully layered tale of love and longing, duty and desire, friends and family, fighting for what you believe in- and finding home (sometimes by doing so)." --Tanuja Desai Hidier, author of Born Confused and Bombay Blues
Biographical NoteTANAZ BHATHENA was born in Mumbai and raised in Riyadh, Jeddah and Toronto. She is the winner of the 2009 MARTY for Emerging Literary Arts, a semi-finalist for the 2013 Jeffrey Archer Short Story Challenge and the Readers' Choice pick for the 2015 U of T Magazine Short Story Contest. Her short stories have appeared in various journals, including Blackbird, Witness and Room Magazine. Her debut YA novel, A Girl Like That, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan in the winter of 2018.