Genre: Young Adult




When She Went Away - Andaleeb Wajid
Sixteen-year-old Maria Sulaiman has a nasty shock when she wakes up one morning and finds her mother gone. There’s a brief note on the fridge: ‘Leaving you and the kids. Khudahafiz.’ And thus begins a tumultuous year in her life, when everything she knew, everything she took for granted, is […]

When She Went Away – Andaleeb Wajid






Smitten - Ranjit Lal
If you’re looking for a light, frothy young adult novel, Ranjit Lal’s Smitten isn’t it. This is a novel that will leave you disgusted, enraged and saddened. The reason is simple: child sexual abuse  (CSA) is a disturbing subject and, unfortunately, we live in a world where it is a […]

Smitten – Ranjit Lal





Daddy Come Lately – Rupa Gulab
Imagine a family where there is a single mom and a daughter, living happily with the support of grandparents and friends. What-if the Dad makes an appearance out of nowhere? What-if the daughter doesn’t want this “Dad the Bad” to intrude into her life, but this Dad decides to become […]

Daddy Come Lately – Rupa Gulab







Being Boys - Tulika 2
After a breezy read of “Girls to the Rescue” ( a satirical take on Fairy tales), I took this book, “Being Boys”, assuming that this book is going to present the boys’ view of the problem. I expected a funny book, a light read. But what I read was totally […]

Being Boys










Manan – Mohit Parikh
Manan by Mohit Parikh is the story of a 15 year old boy – a late bloomer in the literal sense.  Yet to mature physically and  physiologically. Smaller in size than his peers, he is treated like a kid by his friends, teachers and family. An introspective novel, where the […]

Manan – Mohit Parikh













Weed - Paro Anand 4
It was while browsing Facebook that I came across some feeds, which talked about a program by author Paro Anand. So while checking out books from the library I happened to notice the name in the lists and browsed the books. As is my wont, I did not check for […]

Weed – Paro Anand