Monsoon Summer

Monsoon Summer Jasmine Jazz Gardner Heads Off To India During The Monsoon Season The Family Trip Is Her Mother S Doing Mrs Gardner Wants To Volunteer At The Orphanage That Cared For Her When She Was Young But Going To India Isn T Jazz S Idea Of A Great Summer Vacation She Wants No Part Of Her Mother S Do Gooder Endeavors.What S , Jazz Is Heartsick She S Leaving The Business She And Her Best Friend, Steve Morales, Started As Well As Steve Himself Jazz Is Crazy In Love With The Guy If Only He Knew Only When Jazz Reluctantly Befriends Danita, A Girl Who Cooks For Her Family, And Who Faces A Tough Dilemma, Does Jazz Begin To See How She Can Make A Difference To Her Own Family, To Danita, To The Children At The Orphanage, Even To Steve As India Claims Jazz, The Monsoon Works Its Madness And Its Magic From The Hardcover Edition. Okay, so this book was half good, and half really annoying, but the really annoying parts REALLY irritated me Here s my problem if you re going to make a teenage girl be completely insecure, you have to give her an actual reason why You can t make her have awesome parents, a great little brother, a really nice male best friend who is obviously in love with her , be really good in school, a great athlete, and tall and with a great figure, and have her be super insecure about herself without s Okay, so this book was half good, and half really annoying, but the really annoying parts REALLY irritated me Here s my problem if you re going to make a teenage girl be completely insecure, you have to give her an actual reason why You can t make her have awesome parents, a great little brother, a really nice male best friend who is obviously in love with her , be really good in school, a great athlete, and tall and with a great figure, and have her be super insecure about herself without some sort of trigger Every time she started off on how she hates her body because she s SO TALL, I wanted
Monsoon Summer took me by surprise and blew me away with it s emotional depth, rich character development and complex layers Set in modern day India, fifteen year old Jasmine Gardner from Berkeley, CA and her family spend a summer abroad in the village where the protagonist s mother was born and adopted Poor villagers and rich industrialists share the same locale, poignantly showing teenage Jazz utter poverty and modern city life juxtaposed at the orphanage and her private school for gir Monsoon Summer took me by surprise and blew me away with it s emotional depth, rich character development and complex layers Set in modern day India, fifteen year old Jasmine Gardner from Berkeley, CA and her family spend a su
Mitali Perkins is an unsung author in the YA lit world Monsoon Summer was my first experience reading her work, and after reading this book, I am convinced that her books need to be marketedHer goal is to make multicultural literature available, enjoyable, and accessible to young readers, and I d say she succeeds on all accounts with this beautiful work of multicultural, modern day fiction When Jasmine Jazz Gardener learns that she ll be spending the entire summer in India with her fa Mitali Perkins is an unsung author in the YA lit world Monsoon Summer was my first experience reading her work, and after reading this book, I am convinced that her books need to be marketedHer goal is to make multicultural literature available, enjoyable, and accessible to young readers, and I d say she succeeds on all accounts with this beautiful work of multicultural, modern day fiction When Jasmine Jazz Gardener learns that she ll be spending the entire summer in India with her famil
I liked a lot of things about this book.in general, I always tend to like books set in foreign locales that give you a real feel for the place and this one did thatexplaining in detail the poverty, the landscape and the people It also highlighted the difficulty of being a modern day American girl who s family isn t truly AmericanI think that it shows the real difference between the former white immigrants who came here wanting to be American and w
Fifteen year old Jasmine Jazz Gardner travels with her family to Pune, India for the summer when her mother receives a grant to set up a clinic at the orphanage where she lived as a child Jazz, who is part Indian and part American, is reluctant to leave her best friend and business partner Steve, as well as all that is familiar about her home in California She has recently found herself falling in love with Steve, yet she does not feel herself worthy of his affection Jazz struggles with a l Fifteen year old Jasmine Jazz Gardner travels with her family to Pune, India for the summer when her mother receives a grant to set up a clinic at the orphanage where she lived as a child Jazz, who is part Indian and part American, is reluctant to leave her best friend and business partner Steve, as well as all that is familiar about her home in California She has recently found herself falling in love with Steve, yet she does not feel herself worthy of his affection Jazz struggles with a lack of confidence and avoids getting involved in charitable acts like her mother However, she is drawn to fifteen year old Danita, an orphan girl who dreams of starting her own business rather than accept a marriage proposal by a manthan twice her age Jazz discovers many things about herself, including her own strong desires to help others, and that sometimes reaching out involves taking risks Jazz learns to look at herself through a new perspective and embrace who she is, both h
This book could easily have begun and ended with, I m going to write a book that showcases the value of small business loans to women in developing countries Or, I m going to write another book about a girl finding herself and falling in love with her best guy friend, because there really aren t enough books like that Instead we get a javelin throwing business owner, a little brother obsessed with bug collecting, a well run orphanage that is not to be pitied, and an endearing love interest This book could easily have begun and ended with, I m going to write a book that showcases the value of small business loans to women in developing countries Or, I m going to write another book about a girl finding herself and falling in love with her best guy friend, because there really aren t enough books like that Instead we get a javelin throwing business owner, a little brother obsessed with bug collecti
A clean read, and really interesting to follow along with the main characters journey of self discovery Mitali Perkins has a website with reviews of multiethnic books I d recommend this book to girls who liked the Bindi Babes series and are ready to move into teen books. This is a really cute story goodhearted without being too preachy, and lots of fascinating Indian culture Writing wasn t standout, and there s a few loose ends left at the end, but I will definitely recommend this at work. Great feel good story It inspired me to want to help others I read the book Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins I would rate this book 5 5 stars because I really enjoyed reading it the whole time I loved the plot of the story and found it interesting at all parts This story begins as a girl named Jasmine who is often called Jazz throughout the story, finds out she is leaving to go to India where her mother was put into an orphanage when she was young Jazz s

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  • Paperback
  • 257 pages
  • Monsoon Summer
  • Mitali Perkins
  • English
  • 02 April 2017
  • 0440238404