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Mostly Madly Mayil (English)

Author : Sowmya Rajendran, Niveditha Subramaniam
Illustrator : Niveditha Subramaniam

In her second diary, Mayil is perceptibly older, and wiser to a lot more things that make up teens. But some things don't change, and Mayil will still not be quiet about anything — from sexual harrassment to caste distinctions (even in Harry Potter!).

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Age 11+
Specifications 140 pages; 8.5” x 5.5”; black & white; soft cover

At 13 going on assertive 14, Mayil is now on her second diary after Mayil Will Not Be Quiet. “Teen queen,” says Ma. “Terrible teens,” says Pa. And yes, Mayil is perceptibly older, and wiser to a lot more things that make up teens. We see her as one of the Fake-inas Friend-ing a “cute” senior on Facebook, as a superpowered Liyam Lonewolf, a Cinderella tripping over her ghagra at Pumpkin VS's party… and of course, as a further evolved Mayilwriter who wouldn't mind rapping too, like the cool Kumari Misstake. But some things don't change. As spirited now as when we saw her last, Mayil continues to pour her many thoughts out in this sequel as honestly, hilariously, thinkingly and touchingly as ever — on everything from sexual harassment, to caste distinctions (even in the Harry Potters!), to Saroja Paati in sleeveless and lipstick. This is another exceptional book from two talented young writers.

Contemporary and true to life

Yes, Mayil writes about serious issues in her diary but she’s also irreverent and fun... Another great thing about the book is that it perfectly reflects the times and the geography it exists in. Mayil, and by extension the book, lives in and exudes Chennai and India. It doesn’t pretend to be anything else – the jokes, the references, the problems manage to be globally relatable while at the same time being inherently local... Pick up this book to add a tremendous dose of fun and irreverence into your reading list with a smattering of insight thrown in. Bookworm Etcetera

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Mostly Madly Mayil (English)

Mostly Madly Mayil (English)

In her second diary, Mayil is perceptibly older, and wiser to a lot more things that make up teens. But some things don't change, and Mayil will still not be quiet about anything — from sexual harrassment to caste distinctions (even in Harry Potter!).

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