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MAYIL WILL NOT BE QUIET

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“When I was small, Ma used to give me a rupee if I could keep quiet for 10 minutes. She says I’d ask every 30 seconds if it was 10 minutes, but at least I had no other question to ask. In this book, I’m going to write  about everything of and nobody’s going to ask me to keep quiet.”

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’. So she begins. What she gives us is a spontaneous, sensitive, honest, intimate and 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 dilemmas of young people – including questions of gender stereotyping all around, from Ramayana stories to Rajnikanth movies. With enough to keep head, heart and funny bone tickled, this is an exceptional book by two talented young writers.

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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

Recommended by CBSE for schools

A CROSSWORD Honour Book 2012

WINNER OF THE BAL SAHITYA PURASKAR 2015, Sahitya Akademi India

“The writing is packed with wit and humour typical of the contemporary world of the young. Important issues such as gender stereotyping are treated with flair and sensitivity. The narrative is self-reflexsive and depicts how Mayil develops a sense of her own identity as a writer, while dealing with coming-of-age issues with humour and passion.”

  • from the Bal Sahitya Akademi citation

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9788181468550

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