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"This book stood out to me as something I had to read since I trained in Muay Thai for a few years, and Patel has perfectly captured the love for a sport, for training, for technique. I always had to navigate people seeing martial arts as violent and it really touched my heart to read about Kareena's passion for the strategy and elegance of the sport. I didn't expect this story to also resonate with me as Kareena worries about her sick father. There's often side plots with sick relatives in books or movies. This complex conflict was written in a way that feels like your best friend is looking to you for comfort. It's not overdramatized. It is what it is and it sucks. That's life. That's what Patel has captured. Kareena also must navigate her relationship with the desi community in Texas: not being feminine enough for what's expected of her, not being devote like others around her, and her parents not wanting to pressure her to be a part of that community. All these complications and how one person's dream can bring people together made for such an incredible, inspiring story about a girl who discovers that being true to yourself is the strongest thing you can be. ...and I'm always weak for flirting that's mostly bickering ??"— Gina Carra