Mayil Will Not Be Quiet (English)

Author : Niveditha Subramaniam and Sowmya Rajendran
Illustrator : Niveditha Subramaniam

An engaging journey into the mind of a 12-year-old. With everyday dilemmas to questions of gender stereotyping and popular culture, a must-read coming of age book.

2015: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi

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Age 10+
Specifications 104 pages; 8.5” x 5.5”; black & white; soft cover
Awards 2015: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi | 2011: Children's Honorary Shortlist, Economist-Crossword Book Award
ISBN 978-81-8146-855-0
First Published 2011
Tags growing up, diary, young girl's thoughts, family, gender, popular culture, book for pre-teens and older

Quirky, Compelling and memorable!

The book will have you nodding away, laughing and contemplating. Since it is in first person, as it is a journal and like in a real diary, it is spontaneous , sometimes brief and sometimes elaborate and often irregular. Like anyone's childhood, the book is quirky, charming, peppered with dilemma and drama and bitter sweet moments. Saffron Tree

Sensitive and a funny coming-of-age story

The authors, Niveditha Subramaniam and Sowmya Rajendran, use Mayil’s disarmingly frank first person view to paint vivid pictures of the characters and they excel in their rendering of Mayil’s family. The authors have also managed to touch upon several important issues but do it deftly and unobtrusively through the characters and the situations. Young India Books

Comfortingly real

“Mayil Will Not Be Quiet” is comfortingly real as it delicately brings out the problems and hopes of a pre-teen... At 12, going on 13, she fills her diary with doodles, hopes, rants and problems of a pre-teen, with doses of humour that leave you nostalgic. After all, we've all written them in our diaries too… The Hindu

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Mayil Will Not Be Quiet (English)

Mayil Will Not Be Quiet (English)

An engaging journey into the mind of a 12-year-old. With everyday dilemmas to questions of gender stereotyping and popular culture, a must-read coming of age book.

2015: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi

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