Mehr is young, intelligent, and has chosen to live life on her terms. A high achiever and a compassionate soul the only things that stand between her perfection and acceptance is her dark skin. Despite her carefully constructed personality, people see what their eyes behold first: her darkness.
Having battled this prejudice of the society, she has always used her intelligence as an escape and an asset. But behind her natural calm and pleasant aura is a battle she has always lost, and scars from the past.
Will her dark skin always peel at those old scars, or will someone manage to heal them for her?
|Estimated Reading Time||1 hr|
|Published On||23 Mar 2017|
Nov 19, 2017
This story was beautiful and a must-told. People are changing for the better but accepting skin color is still a big issue. Looking forward to reading more of your work.
Aug 09, 2016
I am so glad I found this one. I was really hoping you could win. Best of luck for the future.
Aug 03, 2016
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A beautiful novel with the perfect setting of the society we live in and how it dictates what our priorities are.But that does not hinder Mehr to pursue what she considers the true depiction of her personality.Her skin may be dark but her heart is filled with the light of kindness and selflessness which is the true definition of beauty.It is very resentful that parents sometimes add salt to the wound when they bend down to society's pressure but I think that attitude is changing for the better.People are beginning to understand what truly matters. Mashal was a great support and they definitely have a better relationship than Lilly and Petunia.Self-centered and egoistical people like Rida and Hassan are what needs to be changed and what parents should focus on. Arham was,though predictable,the sweet ending we need to read at the end.
All in all ,a great platform for aspiring writers like Yusra baji to find the black rose among the red