By Holly Bodger
within the yr 2054, after a long time of gender choice, India now has a ratio of 5 boys for each lady, making girls a really priceless commodity. bored with marrying off their daughters to the top bidder and made up our minds to ultimately make marriage reasonable, the ladies who shape the rustic of Koyanagar have instituted a chain of assessments in order that each boy has the opportunity to win a spouse.
Sudasa, although, doesn’t are looking to be a spouse, and Kiran, a boy pressured to compete within the try out to develop into her husband, has different plans in addition. because the checks strengthen, Sudasa and Kiran thwart one another at each flip until eventually they slowly detect that they simply may want an analogous thing.
this pretty, specified novel is instructed from alternating issues of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose—allowing readers to event either characters’ ache and their courageous fight for hope.
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5 to 1 by Holly Bodger