Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Book Review #199 - Bras, Boys and Blunders: Juliet & Romeo in Bahrain by Vidya Samson

Bras, Boys, and Blunders: Juliet & Romeo in Bahrain
What’s a girl gotta do to get her first bra, her first kiss, her first love?

If you thought the Middle East was all about fatwas and burkhas, think again. Join the fun as Veena, a naive teen from India, bungles her way through adolescence on the island of Bahrain. Laugh out loud as she deals with the intricacies of stubborn bras, crazy parents, racist classmates, first love, and the No-No Club, an abstinence club that degenerates into the Yes-Yes Club.

If you’ve ever struggled with body image issues, ever wanted to be different from what you are, ever wanted a hot guy or girl you couldn’t have, or if you just want a good laugh, this novel is for you, whether you’re nine, ninety, or anywhere in between.
My Rating: 4/5
I received this book for review from the author. The author's Goodreads page is here.
After I read the first sentence of this book, I didn't know what I was about to read. It was one of the strangest opening sentences I have ever read.
The concept of this book is unique, an Indian girl in a multicultural, religious school. It also incorporates heavy topics such as race and religion in a interesting way.
The book also had very humorous aspects to it which was my favourite part. Veena had a really good sense of humour made me like her from the second she was introduced.
Veena's family dynamics were very interesting especially her mother's relationship with the family dog. That was one of the funniest parts in the book.

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