Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (114)

The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani
After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni, half Indian and half Jewish American, finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education. For the first time, Sonia's mixed heritage makes her classmates ask questions—questions Sonia doesn't always know how to answer—as she navigates between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren't part of the "in" crowd.

At the same time that Sonia is trying to make new friends, she's dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parent—it's hard for her family to adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia's father goes missing. Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are—and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole. [summary from Goodreads]
Why I want it: it's a POC main character! It's middle grade! Okay... I really only had those two reasons, but those are two really! awesome! reasons! Because--POC!!!!

The Whole Story of Half a Girl will be published in hardcover by Delacorte Books on January 10, 2012.


  1. Ooh, this does sound great!

    In terms of other great MG novels with POC main characters, have you read VANISHED by Sheela Chari yet? It's *wonderful* - one of my favorite MG novels ever.

  2. This sounds like a really great read =) I love that title.

  3. DEFINITELY interested in reading this one. I have a mixed racial background so I'm always on the lookout for books that have characters like that too. :)

  4. Hm, sounds very intriguing. I especially love the cover! :) Nice pick.

    My WoW :)


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