Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Year of The Chick

This book had me from the first page, possibly because I am somewhat obsessed with Indo-Canadian culture but also because Romi Moondi is a master story teller.

I've often wondered what it would be like to live in a family that comes from a society very different from ours originally but then moves away for a better life. Culture shock for sure, a mix of ideals perhaps but definitely a steep learning curve to be involved considering the extreme differences in the mix of east and west.

We meet Romi Narindra who is struggling against wanting to just fit in and also want to make her parents happy. An arranged marriage is on the way but luckily her need to lose weight buys her some time. This is the only time that Romi has been happy about those few extra pounds but she decides to start making things work out in her way by searching for love as any modern girl would do: the internet.

Actually that part happens by accident but soon a love affair blossoms and Romi cannot get her mind off of James. But will they ever meet or will her parents succeed in finding her a nice Indian boy?

This book made me laugh, groan, cry and smile and sometimes a couple of them at once. I'm very excited that this book is to be part of a triology as I can't wait to see what Romi gets up to next and what happens with James.

Romi Moondi is Canadian author who has this to say about herself on her Facebook page:

1. I've been pooped on by a pigeon twice
2. A homeless lady in New York once told me "You're just a bitch on vacation with no money!"
3. I wrote a column in my high school newspaper called "Dr. Teen Angst." It was kinda mean.

And she also won musical bingo in sixth grade. I received a row of stickers as my reward.

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