By Holly Bodger
within the 12 months 2054, after a long time of gender choice, India now has a ratio of 5 boys for each lady, making girls a very priceless commodity. bored with marrying off their daughters to the top bidder and made up our minds to eventually make marriage reasonable, the ladies who shape the rustic of Koyanagar have instituted a sequence of exams in order that each boy has the opportunity to win a spouse.
Sudasa, notwithstanding, doesn’t are looking to be a spouse, and Kiran, a boy pressured to compete within the try out to develop into her husband, has different plans in addition. because the assessments improve, Sudasa and Kiran thwart one another at each flip until eventually they slowly observe that they simply may want a similar thing.
this pretty, particular novel is informed from alternating issues of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose—allowing readers to adventure either characters’ ache and their courageous fight for hope.
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