Anita and Me

Anita and Me

Authors
Syal, Meera,
Publisher
The New Press
Tags
contemporary, young adult, humour,
Date
1997-04-01T00:00:00+00:00
Size
0.42 MB
Lang
en
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Anita and Me , which has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird , tells the story of Meena, the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the British village of Tollington. With great warmth and humor, Meera Syal brings to life a quirky, spirited 1960s mining town and creates in her protagonist what the Washington Post calls a “female Huck Finn.” The novel follows nine-year-old Meena through a year spiced with pilfered sweets and money, bad words, and compulsive, yet inventive, lies. Anita and Me offers a fresh, sassy look at a childhood caught between two cultures.