(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai – book cover, description, publication history. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). (Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 95 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers.

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Manny is the protagonist of the novel and the first person narrator. I kind of hated to read about all the times he just went for a smoke or stole something because it felt like the author just wanted to fill out more pages.

Therefore, they try to change him to become unarranted real Punjabi man. Jan 26, Surabhi Miah rated it did not like it Shelves: May 07, Lukrezia Cosimo rated it liked it Shelves: The book caught my attention with its vivid storytelling about a boy getting forced into an arranged marriage.

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And in the long run himself. View all 3 comments. This is probably aimed at teenagers, but – even so – is a pretty good read. You also get to know how it is to be a Punjabi boy.

I had hoped throughout the whole book that he will married Lisa in the end or something like that so I become real disappointed. He grew up in a deprived area of Leicester, a city which is almost unique in terms of cultural mix and his style of writing is firmly grounded in the reality that he has seen around him since he was a child. Decide for yourself as the Blue Peter Book The further you get into the book the more you want to read. The general theme in the book, I think, is respect and the fact that it is hard to change someone even if they are raised traditionally but do not feel the traditions.


So he escapes from the wedding party with his best friend’s help. Even the unarrnaged was a totally disaster on such a good story.

(Un)arranged Marriage

And the books subject is really modern and if you read it you will learn a lot about religion and arranged marriage. Read more about City of Ghosts. How thrilling would that been?

He really wants to ask her out but he fears Lisa’s and his family’s reaction. Home Books Un arranged Marriage. To unarrnged young teenage boy Munny, who has born in England and so far is totally different from the rest of his family who prefers Punjab culture most, not like Munny – modern England’s culture.

He prefers to hang out with his best mate who is denied by the rest of Munny’s family-cos they dislike anyone whos white, brown and no Punjubi.

Languages Deutsch Edit links. Although Manjit does not tell him the reason for his behaviour, Mr Sandhu presumes conflicts in his family due to his relationship with Lisa. Give it a read! Ady is a young Black boy who lives with his family in Leicester. But I also feel sorry bapi him.

He wanted to write accessible material for children of all ages and backgrounds and realising there were no British Asian authors writing for children, he saw a gap. His “cheat” was very, very cruel. At the party, Manny gets very angry at Harry’s friends who make a racist joke but none of his family take him seriously and that is when Manny starts to break up the wedding. I strongly recommend it!


(un)arranged marriage

It made a change to see the problems of growing up in the UK in a traditional Punjabi family from a boy’s point of view. Apr 15, Gurkmaja rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Search the site Search term is required.

I got to admit that sometimes I got really shocked over some happenings that damaged Manny deeply. Ady does not have such strict parents as Manny does. When Manny’s arrives back home, he realizes that something has changed because his father beats him and does not change his opinion, that Manny has mareiage marry the girl his father chose.

Dec 03, Stina Emriksson rated it really liked it. Dec 19, Evelina rated it liked it. For most of us Swedish people this is a weird truth. Views Read Edit View history. In general the book was very good, but I would have liked if there would have been less names, more details in the end and a more detailed explanation on why Manny and Marriagge broke up. This novel is partly autobiographical with the rest based on the true life experiences of friends and family. The specific details painted such a vivid picture and made your imagination go wild.

The widely held opinion about the story itself is that it deals with an important affair. Relatively simple language and not much is left to be analysed by the reader which I found quite nice. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lists with This Book.

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