27 Jan 2007 – Bookends

Another fresh, funny and well-done YA novel. This one centres on Suky, resourceful and athletic but saddled with a foul-mouthed Grandma and two boyfriends. Jit, the “boyfriend”, is Sikh like her; Imtiaz, her real love is Muslim. They’re pretty sure their parents will mind this, so they spin a web of deceit which is hilariously unravelled by the parents themselves. I loved Suky’s family and the way the parents are shown in a realistic but positive light. I’m definitely going to look out for the other books in this series.