Calling My Name by Liara Tamani

Calling My Name

"Taja Brown knows her place and the restrictions within her conservative and tight-knit African American family, but she suddenly feels left behind watching her friends go through a world of firsts — from kisses to boyfriends to everything in between. But everything shifts when Taja falls in love for the first time. Tamani creates a raw, relatable, and eloquently-told comi...

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Calling My Name Reviews

  • Nikki S
    02/15/2017:African American girl. Growing up IN Houston, Texas?! GIMMIE.10/22/2017: Eh..... Real review to come. ...
  • Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
    Set in Houston, TX? Where I was born and raised? YES PLEASE!...
  • Candace
    This is a quietly beautiful book. It's lyrical, soft and easy. It's a story that spans time with only light theme within it. There's no urgency and what kept me reading was the beautiful writing. While not in verse it had a similar feel to it. It has a theme of the MC being in a religious family and...
  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA contemporary story about a teenage girl called Taja.Taja was such a normal sort of girl with the normal sort of girl worries. I felt really sorry for her and the way she felt left out compared to ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    I was intrigued by the cover and didn't read the description. Definitely a Young Adult/New Adult book, with graphic sexual content. Lyrical writing made it somewhat challenging to follow plot. Just not a middle grade novel...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Such an elegant book.The cover is elegant, the writing is elegant, the atmosphere is whimsical and contemplative, the heroine is lovely, almost angelically so. Reading the whole story is just a pleasurable experience you won’t soon forget. Liara Tamani has written here a very beautiful story ab...
  • Kelly
    This book, set in a recognizable past (my guess is the 90s based on the name checks on things), follows Taja Brown from her middle school through the end of her high school days. It's told through vignettes, in a way that is really unique and engaging, with gorgeous prose to accompany the story. Rea...

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