Author: Shabnam Minwalla
Publisher: Duckbill Books
When Jiya meets Urmila, she sees a loud girl with a fierce expression and too-bright clothes.
Urmila sees a snooty girl with a dull dress and no spunk.
Can they ever be friends?
Shabnam Minwalla's writing has a rhythm and musicality that our children absolutely loved. It also tells the story of a friendship that a lot of us adults could relate to, because we did have friends that came from different economic backgrounds, when we were growing up. Our children don't have the gifts that we had with these kinds of friendships, which is why it was wonderful to read about Jiya and Urmila, two children from very different backgrounds and with opposite interests, come together in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Like many great friendships, this one too started off with a little bit of friction. We love the twists and turns that this book takes!
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