Genre: Young Adult


Akriti is in the eleventh standard. She studies in Chennai International Public School. She loves sketching and listening to music. She isn’t all that bothered about her studies, always nodding off in class and barely managing to pass. She hates her younger brother Ranjith, a do gooder and teacher’s pet. […]

Unbroken – Nandhika Nambi


Teenage is an especially tumultuous time when world views are being formed and personalities are being shaped. At this juncture in life, when one is unsure about everything, and the self is being formed, any kind of abuse can cause terrible damage to the psyche of a person having far […]

Black Limericks – Ranjit Lal







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