Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

April Books 18) The Not So Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen, by Mitali Perkins

Nice little novel about a Californian teenager whose grandparents from India come to stay for a year, adding a sudden awareness of cultural difference to the usual bundle of teenage angst. There's a particularly good bit when Sunita realises that Casablanca and The Secret Garden are told entirely from the white folks' point of view. Otherwise, I'm out of the target market for this but I would certainly buy it for kids who are in that market.
Tags: bookblog 2011, poc

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