Seventeen-year-old Sophie hates Monday mornings, socks worn with sandals, and having to strategise like sheÂs a battle sergeant every time she asks her parents if she can go out. But she especially hates being stereotyped because sheÂs Lebanese. When New Guy, Shehadie Goldsmith, is alienated at her Lebanese school because his dadÂs Australian, she hates the way it makes her feel. Like sheÂs just as prejudiced as everyone else. Like she could make a difference if she stopped pretending sheÂs invisible. Like the attraction between them might be too strong to fightÂ
But hate is such a strong wordÂ
Can Sophie find the strength to speak out - even if it means going against everything sheÂs been brought up to believe? A brilliant debut novel about identity, love, culture and finding your place.About the Author Sarah Ayoub is a freelance journalist, commentator and postgraduate research student based in Sydney, Australia. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications including Marie-Claire, Madison, Sunday Magazine, ABC Unleashed, Notebook, The Punch, Shop Til You Drop, Cleo, Frankie, Yen, Girlfriend and more, and she has spoken at numerous industry events with the Emerging WriterÂs Festival, NSW WriterÂs Centre, The Walkley Foundation, Vibewire and more.