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From the Mixed-Up Files of Janna Yusuf: Saints and Misfits Bonus Content

July 25, 2017
S. K. Ali

Janna Yusuf, the main character in Saints and Misfits, is a photographer who loves photographs and is super big on visuals. She also has an amazing sense of humor (and sarcasm). Here’s a sneak peek into her thoughts on life!


Wearing a burkini is great…until it’s time to get OUT of the water…

Ads vs reality
Sea Lion by OnceAndFutureLaura (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

What people see when they look at me on the hottest day of the year. 

Arctic man
Arctic Explorer by Michelle Enemark (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

My fashion aesthetic is #layers, okay?


See? I’m not the only one with this look.

me in gym class


My best friend’s hair is fairy-tale horse caliber. No, YOU’RE jealous.

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The parental unit belonging to my bubblicious study circle leader at the mosque. Or, when the apple falls far – football fields far – from the somber tree

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This kind of thing keeps happening and I kind of don’t want it to stop!


Jeremy’s front door

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Door by Jonathan Day (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

It’s not stalking if Google Earth lets me, right?


Tip: When life gives you a happy-face lollipop, it means you’re going to be needing it very soon.

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Lollipop by David Cancel (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Isn’t Janna a hoot? Get to know her better in the extended excerpt of Saints and Misfits, available until July 31st!

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