Title: Miriam Sharma Hits the Road
Author: Sheba Karim
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: June 5, 2018
“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 liking it much and I feel kinda sad about it. Miriam Sharma Hits the Road follows Miriam and her two closest friends, Umar and Ghaz, as they roadtrip to New Orleans and discover more about themselves in the process.
Things I Liked
I really loved the focus on friendship in the story, and it’s what drew me to the book in the first place. Miriam, Umar, and Ghaz have a very close knit group and they love and support each other through it all.
I feel like all road trip books were made to be read in the summer and are always just fun, quick books to read that have adventure, laughs, drama.
Things I Didn’t Like
I didn’t connect, or even really like the characters They were all just so judgey, and not liking the characters is kinda detrimental to this type of story. I tend to judge contemporary characters on if I’d want to hang out with/be friends with them and honestly, I think hanging out with Miriam + crew would be exhausting.
The ending was super abrupt and didn’t really feel complete to me. It mostly felt like the story just stopped, nothing was resolved.
Though I was disappointed by Miriam Sharma Hits the Road and didn’t connect with the characters it is a book I think that other people will enjoy. It’s just one that didn’t connect with me.
I received a copy of the book from Harper Teen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.