Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road

Sheba Karim

320 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult challenging emotional hopeful medium-paced


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 billbo...

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emotional 80%
adventurous 50%
funny 50%
reflective 50%
challenging 40%
hopeful 40%
lighthearted 40%
inspiring 20%
sad 10%


fast 70%
medium 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

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