29 December 2009

Dec 2009 - Book 6 - An American Brat

An American Brat , by Bapsi Sidhwa
    Story of Feroza, a pakistani teen who is being unduly influenced by the political tension in the country..or so her mother thinks..and she is sent off to America to her 'Uncle' , who is actually only about 6 years older - as it goes in Indian/pakistani families.. so she comes to America for 3 months and stays back encouraged by her uncle..gets into school and experiences the student life with all its ups and downs..
Whereas her Uncle goes back home and marries a girl from Parsi community as expected, Feroza falls in love with a 'non' which brings her mom and all her melodrama to America...
Its a good, somewhat formulaic and dramatised but realistic account of Parsi pakistani family ..
Rating - 5/10
" No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance "  Confucius

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