Meet Mayil Ganeshan, 12 going on spirited 13, who finally has her chance to say all she wants. But the diary for her is also an important step towards becoming 'Mayilwriter', to make up for all the stories she hasn't completed and the novel that didn't know where it was going. So she begins. What she gives is a spontaneous, sensitive, honest, intimate and often hilarious peek into the life and mind of an insightful young girl.
The Mayil that emerges is as lovable and recognisable as the delightful sketches she presents of her Amma, Appa, brother, grandfather and friends.
Mayil has all the confusion and confidence of adolescence as she faces the everyday dilemma of young people, as well as questions of gender stereotyping all around – from Ramayana stories to Rajnikanth movies. With enough to keep head, heart and funny bone tickled and happy, this is a must-read coming of age book by two highly talented young writers that will strike a chord with all who read it – pre-teen, teen and older.
Mayil Will Not Be Quiet is comfortingly real as it delicately brings out the problems and hopes of a pre-teen.
-Anusha Parthasarathy thehindu.com/life-and-style/metroplus/article1536953.ece
The book touches on issues of religious, gender and sexual identity, and respecting diversity and equality. It talks unapologetically, yet simply about sex and menstruation - demystifying it for a young teenager.
-Towards Harmony blog prathama-raghavan.blogspot.in/2012/04/mayil-will-not-be-quiet-nivedita.html