Safa Shaqsy's new novel Five Reasons To Stay will melt the hearts of teens and young adults. Eighteen-year-old Amal Mati works in a small restaurant in New York City, where she serves customers as a waitress with big dreams. Amal thinks she wasn’t meant to be a waitress, instead, she supposed to work as a logo designer in a big company. Amal’s father lives away, and have been living with her mother with her new born Sophie. Her mother thinks that her condition won’t allow her to be a better parent to her daughter, which makes her hostile most of the time. Blake lives next door to Amal, and when they meet at the local café, Blake never sets his eyes on another woman. Blake and Amal get to know each other, and create a bond that only Blake knows is the real deal. On the other hand, Amal continues to date as many suitors as possible only to ditch them the other day due to her lack of trust with people, but Blake is there watching her. Will Amal ever open up to Blake, and trust what her heart says?
- Publication date : June 1, 2022