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Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, trained at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii. She lives and practices in Hawaii. Rani Patel in Full Effect, her first young adult novel, is a Morris Finalist, and received four starred reviews from trade magazines. Jaya and Rasa Fall in Love is her second young adult novel.

"Patel has written a book so intense and messy that it may just reflect real life in a way that neither fairy-tale endings nor outright tragedies can do." -- Cinco Puntos Press (September 19, 2017)

"Patel's captivating prose and memorable characters immerse readers in a tense situation." -- Booklist

"Overcoming more obstacles than most teens can even imagine, this is a gritty romance that represents diverse characters."-- @natasha.reads.books