(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai
  

(Un)arranged Marriage

Written by Bali Rai

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Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.

This highly personal story was partly influenced by Bali Rai's own experiences, it looks at the impact cultural traditions can have on young people growing up in modern times and the book will resonate with all who have experienced the pressure of expectation at the hands of their family.

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(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai

Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, "(Un)arranged Marriage" is a perceptive look at a young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and an arranged marriage he doesn't want.


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Any teenager under pressure from his or her parents to conform will enjoy this novel * Guardian * Rai has an unselfconscious style and a dry sense of the ridiculous . . . An appealing subversive edge * TES * Absorbing and engaging . . . A highly readable debut from Bali Rai that teenagers of any culture will identify with * Observer * Energetically and pacily written . . . There is a vitality and freshness about Rai's writing that engages the reader . . . An intriguing debut that promises well for the future * Books for Keeps * Brilliant -- Amanda Craig * The Times *

About the Author

Bali Rai

Bali Rai is a well-established, award winning and hugely popular voice within the young adult fiction market. His particular successful title Rani and Sukh became a set-text for GCSE English. His novel Killing Honour won the North East Teen Book Award, and was described as 'utterly compelling' by The Bookseller. He lives in Leicester with his family. Read more about the author here.

Bali is Booktrust's online writer in residence. Click here to read his blog.

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Format

Paperback (b Format)
272 pages

Author

Bali Rai
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Author's Website

www.balirai.co.uk/

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

1st May 2001

ISBN

9780552547345

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