Talking of Muskaan
Author: Himanjali Sankar
9789383331192 | PB | pp. 160 | 2014 | Duckbill Books
Talking of Muskaan novel that explores the issue of bullying and homosexuality in high school. In doing so, it also speaks about class, an entitlement that comes with class, the need for better support systems for students to understand and gauge their identities.
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What would you do if you didn’t fit in?
Muskaan is in hospital, fighting for her life.
Three classmates—her former best friend Aaliya, the hottie Prateek, and the class topper Subhojoy—talk about Muskaan, and themselves. About school, home and the larger world, the school bus and the basketball court; about secrets that become burdens. And through their stories are revealed the twists and turns that drove Muskaan to try to kill herself.
Funny and tragic by turns, Talking of Muskaan is a warm, moving novel about life and death and the young people caught in between.
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About the Author
The author’s book The Stupendous Timetelling Superdog was shortlisted for the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2013 and is also on the 101 Indian Children’s Books We Love! list. She is an editor, a writer and a scuba diver. She loves friendships that go on forever but dislikes malls, iPhones and custard apples.
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