Alok Shirke wants to be a civil servant and comes to the dusty old lanes of Old Rajinder Nagar in New Delhi to prepare for it. While he was harboring rosy ideas about a secure and respected future, he had no idea that the world that he is soon to inhabit would be much more than heavy books and day long classes.
The Disappointing 5 is bound to make the teens realize their misconceptions about growing up.
You Should See Me in a Crown is a book that manages to be a light read while touching upon sensitive subjects like racial and sexual prejudices.
A strong female character, simple language, teenage group dynamics, local influences of the neighborhood, the exciting and tantalizing world of rapping, and a powerful underlying theme – all of it together makes sure that On the Come Up turns out to be a worthy read.
One of Us is Lying is a book that makes good use of a tight-knit plot, an awesome string of complex characters, racy narration, easy to understand language, and an overbearing sense of mystery to bring to us a book that is excessively high on entertainment.
When you pick up Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, expect a simple yet captivating young adult read about a sixteen-year-old coming-of-age gay who is yet to come out to his friends and family. The struggles of coming out that he faces are legit and the book is very articulate in expressing the dilemmas of his mind.
What’s a Girl Gotta Do? is the third instalment of Holly Bourne‘s Spinster Club series. And this is my favourite book of the three. The book shows what it takes to fight something bigger than you. It’s not easy, but it will ultimately be worth it because every one of us wants to.
They Both Die at the End is a YA which revolves around a rather serious issue – death. The book is not as entertaining as it sounds but it does promise an emotional read; a read that will get you thinking about your own priorities in life. It is a book that will appeal to people who are emotional and sensitive readers.
The Upside of Unrequited is a YA Fiction by Becky Albertalli. It revolves around Molly Peskin-Suso, a chubby teenage girl suffering from self-image issues. Molly has a gorgeous twin sister Cassie who has always been a winner at the dating game and this too doesn’t do much to boost Molly’s morale.
Plot: 3.5/5 Characters: 4/5 Writing Style: 3/5 Climax: 4/5 Entertainment Quotient: 2.5/5 My favourite types of books are those that stay with me even after I’m done reading it – the type that I find friends in. When I closed this book for good, it was like saying goodbye of sorts. “What’s Your Dream?” is a […]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 The dazzling lights, the boisterous crowd, excited family and friends and all the shenanigans brighten up the atmosphere of yet another big fat Indian wedding that entwines two families together. As everyone, from both the families, leaves no stone unturned to make sure […]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 “Windfall” is a novel by the U.S. based young adult writer Jennifer E. Smith who is most famously known for her works “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight”, “This is What Happy Looks Like” and “The Geography of You and Me”. […]