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.
I loved this book as much as I loved Ms Samson’s previous book Indian Maidens Bust Loose. This was a very funny and witty look at one teenagers life at a private catholic school in Bahrain. From racial tensions between students to crushes and bullying this story touches on a lot of current themes that teenagers deal with no matter where they live. A little serious and a lot funny and witty this was a great quick vacation read that I thouroghly enjoyed!