(Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 97 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). Buy (Un)arranged Marriage UK ed. by Bali Rai (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Abonnieren Kommentare zum Post Atom. He has nothing in common with his brothers or parents. Alright it was a happy ending, but still, it was too easy. Ady and Lisa are very important to Manny because they give him the chance to escape from the problems at home for a while and to talk about these problems. A wedding that I hadn’t asked for, to a girl who I didn’t know.

He rebels by skipping school, smoking and shoplifting, but his determined family takes drastic action. No trivia or quizzes yet. When there were dialogs it was sometimes hard to understand because he wrote them The book un arranged marriage, written by Bali Rai was very good. This book shows how difficult it is for some young people who are caught in the crossfire between tradition and culture according to their families and the tradition and marriaye of the country in which they have grown up and spent all their lives.

What he does not know yet is that his parents have not planned unarrznged take him back to Britain after these eight weeks. Throughout the book respect is the main thing that causes all the conflicts. His father is a violent, alcoholic and racist person and a strict Punjabi as well. Dec 03, Kajsa Eklund rated it really liked it. But Manny is described as a brave young boy who stand their ground and do as he wants.


I really liked this book I found it quite an unusual twist on the general picture we have in the west of girls being forced into an arranged marriage. But the book is really worth reading and it will give you thoughts about amrriage and culture that you never had before! When he gets back to England, his father beats him, telling him that he still expects him to go ahead with the marriage.

The story is written in first person from the point of view of a young English Mafriage boy.

Zwischendurch hatte es einen langweiligeren Teil, aber sonst war es recht gut. When he arrives in Adumpur, the village his family lives in, Manny meets the part of his family living in India and the lower caste family working for them for the first time.

He is convinced that Manjit’s bad behaviour is going to ruin marriagge family’s name. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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When I had read the book it changed my opinion for them who is really into their religion, the book showed that the religion and traditions is actually really impo un arranged marriage is really a fun and interesting book, it has everything from happiness to sadness, tragedy to humorous. I strongly recommend it! The further you get into the book the more you want to read.

He really wants to ask her out but he fears Lisa’s and his family’s reaction. His father is a small-minded drunk who is obsessed with the traditional idea of what a good Punjabi is do as a you are told and stick to your own basically. One of the better books I have read, that’s for sure!


(Un)arranged Marriage

He endures years of beatings from his alcoholic father and emotional blackmail from his mother. Inderjit tells Manny where Jag can get them. During part one Manny gets to know Lisa and they start a relationship.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. When you are reading the book you get a personal touch with Manny and everything feels so genuine and real. Bali Rai himself says: I do not usually like being forced to read books that someone else chooses, but this book gave me only positive unarrahged. He finds the ignorance and racism of his family difficult to bear, dai as his best friend is black and he falls for a white girl.

Than, at the day of his wedding, he leaves the Punjabi temple, where the wedding should take place, and runs down the street where Ady picks him up with a car and he can escape.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I now feel a little more informed about what is a complex and sometimes contradictory in the case of Manny’s family set of traditions. But in one way I think it was scary because I believe that every human has right to make decisions for their own. She lives together with her parents and understands Manny’s problems at home and offers him to stay at her house. Nov 15, Julie Vance rated it it was amazing. Languages Deutsch Edit links.