The Arab Indian-American teen at the center of S.K. Ali’s Saints and Misfits has to cope with not only her parent’s divorce (and her father’s brand-new family) but also Muhammad, her mama’s boy older brother. Added to that is the fact that she’s suddenly developing feelings for a boy, Jeremy, while also figuring out what dating might look like for a Muslim girl.
But that’s not the biggest thing eating away at Janna. Turns out the Flanner O’Connor-loving teen knows that someone at her mosque, who everyone else considers quite holy, is not the person he says he is. And she might be the only one who knows.