Binti starts off as a fairly interesting look at a girl leaving home for the first time with the possibility of becoming an outcast since her family was against her going. Admittedly, there was some strangeness with “mathematical currents” that I wasn’t quite sure what to make of. I took it to be something fantastical since otherwise it didn’t really make sense. At one point, “yellow currents” are referred to.
Unfortunately, it veered off into Plot Hole Land towards the end.
It’s also heavily YA in its resolution.
On the plus side, although I didn’t dislike it before I became more of a fan of the cover art when I saw a larger version of the cover and discovered it was actually in a painted style rather than a photographic one.