My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding
by Sajni Patel
* * * Stars (Pretty good)
Zurika’s older sister has pulled out all the stops and is about to be married Bollywood style – a big, fat, Indian wedding, with singing, dancing, and all of the traditional trappings. Zurika is happy for her, don’t get her wrong, but she’s hoping to get into a prestigious musical program/college where she can develop her talents (she’s sort of a hip-hop violinist) and her future is on the line. Unfortunately, the competition that could ensure that future is taking place the same week as her sister’s wedding, and her family had made her promise to be there for ALL of it. With the help of her cousins and some new friends, Zurika is going to attempt the impossible and do both. This is full of wedding DRAMA and suspense as Zurika tries to make her dreams come true while not disappointing her family (with a touch of romance as she competes against the guy her family is angling for her to consider for the future).
Reviewed by YA Librarian