BINDI BABES by Narinder Dhami


Age Range: 10 - 14
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Amber, Geena, and Jazz have it all. The three tremendously popular Indian-British sisters are beautiful, brainy, and blessed with a closet full of cool designer labels, thanks to an indulgent, workaholic dad. Privately, the girls grieve their recently deceased mother and refuse to talk about her, instead diving into shopping and their envied reputation as the school’s best and brightest. Until, that is, an interfering aunt from India comes to take over the household. Auntie sticks her nose into every part of the girl’s lives, so they conspire to get rid of her the Indian way: by marrying her off. But how far are the polite girls willing to go, and will Auntie beat them at every turn? When they risk their sterling reputations, the plan has hilarious—and unexpectedly poignant—consequences. Told vibrantly from the middle sister’s point of view, this light-hearted, fast-paced teen drama is instantly adorable, funny, warm, and genuine, with a delicious helping of multi-cultural spice. As with Bend It Like Beckham, which Dhami novelized so well, this features charmingly spunky every-girl characters to love and good storytelling to cheer. (Fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: Aug. 10th, 2004
ISBN: 0-385-73177-9
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Delacorte
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2004


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