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Touching, funny, beautiful, wonderful,
This review is from: Gifted (Hardcover)I absolutely loved this book - a beautifully written and endearingly funny take on coming-of-age, finding your way in a foriegn land, and love. It grabs you right from the start...the central Vasi family is intricate and all emotions are double-edged - nothing is simple, everything is real.
Lalwani wondefully captures the essence of a girl growing up and falling in love...battling between nerdiness and celebrity, between being an outsider and being accepted. The book is full of humour, but without leaving out the harsh and difficult points that define childhoods.
This book is about a young, asian, gifted girl growing up in wales - but as an old, white, unremarkable man in england, i couldn't put it down. Brilliant.