by Bali Rai - £7.99 Penguin Books Ltd (2018)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780241343067 | ISBN 10: 0241343062
Reissued in Penguin's Originals series of powerful teenage fiction.
Manny wants to be a footballer. Or a pop star. Or write a bestseller. He doesn't want to get married...
'Harry and Ranjit were waiting for me - waiting to take me to Derby, to a wedding. My wedding. A wedding that I hadn't asked for, that I didn't want. To a girl who I didn't know... If they had bothered to open their eyes, they would have seen me: seventeen, angry, upset but determined - determined to do my own thing, to choose my own path in life...'
Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, bitingly perceptive and totally up-to-the-minute look at one young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his own tune.
(Price & availability last checked: October 2018)
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