Enemies. Romance. Fireworks.
YA novel. Top Twenty Feminist Bookfair.
‘Problems? Confusions? Contradictions? I got them all and if you’ve got them, then FLAUNT them is my motto.’ Meet Harjinder (aka Hari-jan): ‘A’ level student, supermarket worker and desperate journalist. Feisty and impulsive, Hari-jan can’t refuse a dare and to make matters worse has fallen in love with the wrong boy.
Her best friend Ghazala has taken to wearing the hijab and mentoring racists.
Can Hari-jan battle through the hurdles and win her man?
Can Ghazala work out how to do Good in her own way?
A sparkling, coming-of-age novel about life, love and friendship.
“With Jane-Austen levels of romantic mis-understandings, mis-readings, over-thinking, leaping-to-conclusions and obstacles-to-overcome, this is a brilliant, insightful and richly comic Brit-Asian romance.” – Indra Khanna. Independent Curator
“Randhawa’s words are FRESH, FUNKY and FABULOUS.” – Atiha Sen Gupta, playwright & screenwriter (SKINS. What Fatima Did)
“Beauty and the Beast is a very enjoyable read. It had me literally laughing out loud.” – Sarah Ismail. www.samedifference1.com
“Amusing, unsettling, and unexpectedly powerful at times – a great insight to contemporary British Asian life.” – Shirani Sabaratnam. Television Executive
Hilarious, Heartfelt, Mom and Daughter read 11 Sep 2014
By Storytime mama – Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
“best mother/ daughter book club book ever! a new classic for our household. with wisps of romance like austen, and the wit of voltaire. it is freaking adorable. Takes a reader with a bit of grey matter between the ears to get the references and social constructs. But anyone who has swooned with monsoon wedding, and giggled with the movie, bend it like “that soccer dude’s name here” will love this. A brilliant coming of age with a strong, often wrong, stubborn, wonderful and soft and cuddly centered female lead. A 2014 Must Read. Seriously. READ. IT.”
Aug 27, 2014Meghan rated it it was amazing · this is fantastic! I would recommend to any teen girl as the new face of classical romance. no smut. just wonderful. the wanting to learn a language to better understand your favorite depressing songs was priceless. this is a must read for mothers and daughters alike. smart, funny, worth the $.