Counting Down with You
"A witty, romantic, deeply insightful debut." —Emma Lord, author of Tweet Cute
In this sparkling and romantic YA debut, a reserved Bangladeshi-American teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school’s resident bad boy.
How do you make one month last a lifetime?
Karina Ahmed has a plan. Keep her head down, get through high school without a fuss, and follow her parents’ rules—even if it means sacrificing her dreams. When her parents go abroad to Bangladesh for four weeks, Karina expects some peace and quiet. Instead, one simple lie unravels everything.
Karina is my girlfriend.
Tutoring the school’s resident bad boy was already crossing a line. Pretending to date him? Out of the question. But Ace Clyde does everything right—he brings her coffee in the mornings, impresses her friends without trying, and even promises to buy her a dozen books (a week) if she goes along with his fake-dating facade. Though Karina agrees, she can’t help but start counting down the days until her parents come back.
T-minus twenty-eight days until everything returns to normal—but what if Karina no longer wants it to?
"I. Love. This. Book." —Mark Oshiro, award-winning author of Anger Is a Gift and Each of Us a Desert
"A must-have addition to any YA bookshelf." —Sabina Khan, author of Zara Hossain Is Here and The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
"Hand to fans of Netflix hit Never Have I Ever." —Booklist
Counting Down With You
What a wonderful story. I am looking forward to reading more books by this awesome author- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Would cry again
This book hit close to home so I was crying but it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year
A Fresh and Moving YA Story
Honestly, I got into this book purely to support a new author I heard about on Tik Tok. I did not expect to spend the next six hours straight reading this book because I was unable to put it down. The characters are so well developed, they became my friends and I had to see their story through. This book brought to life a character so different from the many you see in YA novels. She had a different background, one we should see more of, and it talked about a real issue young people face today that many books skim over or ignore completely. The ending was perfect in how real it was to the character and her story. It wasn’t a fairy tale ending but it left it almost open ended because that’s how life actually is, yes she got her man (who is absolutely amazing and swoon worthy) but she dealt with her obstacle while it was clear that more would come with time (such is life right?). Honestly go for it with this book, it’s a good read and it teaches you something we should know about the younger generations and to take it seriously. Plus you really do want to know more about her culture afterwards which is great because shouldn’t we broaden our views? Great debut. Can’t wait to read more from her