Seven Days

By Rebeka Shaid

A beautiful and warm YA contemporary about finding love after loss, from a stunning new voice.

This is a story about Noori and Aamir. A story about grief, family, and the unexpected turns life can take. A story of first love. Noori has it all sussed out. She may only be sixteen and a Bollywood fanatic with an incredible lack of foresight, but she knows a thing or two about life and its messy heartaches. When she runs into Aamir, a scruffy desi dude with tea-stained eyes, her confused soul turns upside-down. There is something about him she can’t work out. Aamir is trying to escape a misunderstood and painful past. When his world collides with Noori’s, life gets even more complicated. Invisible threads connect them. Will they both realize what's at stake, before they run out of time?

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529513967
  • Published: 04 Jan 2024
  • Price: £8.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 304

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Customer reviews


'Romantic, humorous, thoroughly modern and one that left me wondering whether the outcome of this boy-meets-girl tale would be a positive one right until the very end.' World's Smallest Library

'At times it made me cry and laugh and I really wanted to stay with Noori and Aamir. In the end, it was their love for each other that drew me into their story and kept me with them page after page.' Books up North

'This is a lyrical, immersive, and beautifully haunting debut which finds us desperately hoping Noori and Aamir can find their connection, believe in it and understand it. We become one with them and we want the best for them.' Armadillo Magazine

'I was swept up in the story of these two teenagers – a story of first love – as I’m sure many readers of around Noori’s age will be. I look forward to more from Rebeka Shaid; this is an intensely moving debut novel.' Red Reading Hub

'This impressive novel manages to explore complex emotions and family dynamics. It even includes quite a lot of historical information about the partition of India in 1947 and how it affected their two families. The two young people get intensely heated about poetry, death, culture, politics and religion during their stormy week together.' The Letterpress Project

'Honest, raw and heartfelt… a fantastic book, one that will stick with me for some time.' My Shelves are Full

'An authentically diverse and pacy story… The book beautifully captures the essence of finding first love amidst adversity… With its contemporary setting, authentic well-developed characters, and poignant themes, this is a smart and captivating YA novel that will resonate with the age group through its heartfelt storytelling and authentic portrayal of human experience.' Books for Keeps

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