Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Review: Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger
Jazz In Love by Neesha Meminger
Pub. Date: January 2011
Publisher: Ignite Books
Genre: Young Adult
The Story: Jasbir, a.k.a. Jazz, has always been a stellar student and an obedient, albeit wise-cracking, daughter. Everything has gone along just fine--she has good friends in the "genius" program she's been in since kindergarten, her teachers and principal adore her, and her parents dote on her. But now, in her junior year of high school, her mother hears that Jazz was seen hugging a boy on the street and goes ballistic. Mom immediately implements the Guided Dating Plan, which includes setting up blind dates with "suitable," pre-screened Indian candidates. The boy her mother sets her up with, however, is not at all what anyone expects; and the new boy at school, the very UNsuitable hottie, is the one who sets Jazz's blood boiling. When Jazz makes a few out-of-the-ordinary decisions, everything explodes, and she realizes she'll need a lot more than her genius education to get out of the huge mess she's in. Can Jazz find a way to follow her own heart, and still stay in the good graces of her parents?
My Review: I LOVED this book. It is a very cute book. I enjoyed reading it. Jazz has to find her way through her religious views and her heart. She's got two good friends, Cindy and Jeeves. Both are part of her FLS group at school. They also both help her through the mess Jazz created when she made some not so good choices. Meminger writes very well! As you're reading this, you remember what it was like when you were a teenager and you thought your parents were controling.