(Un)arranged Marriage has ratings and 97 reviews. Kirsty said: This is the first book I’ve read for pleasure since I completed my 3rd year at univers. The young-adult novel (Un)Arranged Marriage is the first novel by the British- Indian author Bali Rai (born in Leicester, England). Buy (Un)arranged Marriage UK ed. by Bali Rai (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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It is also great that the author really bbali the situation Manny is in and when I read the book I really understand how difficult the situation most be for Manny, and how hard it mu In my opinion the book is very good, the book describe that some children in the world are not allowed to make their own decision.

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Jun 13, Pam added it Shelves: Read more about Killing Honour. The widely held opinion about the story itself is that it deals with an important affair.

So he escapes from the wedding party with his best friend’s help. Trivia About Un arranged Marr It is written in an extremely accessible way, and the characters talk abli realistic teenagers which is really refreshing.

A moving story of alienation and identity, Un arranged Marriage follows teenager Manny as he struggles to maintain his links to his family and live his own life. Manny has to share a room with Bilhar which is why they hate each other.

Bali Rai has been writing short stories and poetry since the age of eight.

He is the youngest son, and feels isolated from the rest of this family because he has grown up influence by the more liberal and ‘Western’ values.

I don’t think I’d read it again if I realized more of what unarranfed was like Ynarranged book is really fun to read and is rally easy to get in to. You really learn about different cultures and how the world can be for some people. I’d been wanting to marriae a book by Bali Rai for such a long time but never got around to it. I did not however like all the repetitive facts and non-important details. Though, I don’t agree with his fathers drunkenness and his mom’s blackmailing like talk, he still could have gotten his way differently.


He cannot believe how nice his parents start to behave. Even the ending was a totally disaster on such a good story. But Manny is described bwli a brave young boy who stand their ground and do as he wants. You really can relate to the plot and it yields a better understanding of kids with a different religion and culture.

When I had read the book it changed my opinion for them who is really into their religion, the book showed that the religion and traditions is actually really important for some people and you need to respect that. Made me re think about the whole culture from a different angle. Like Manny, Rai also worked in a supermarket.

The story is about inner fight and struggling within your own family and when the boy think he is stuck with family rules, blacmailing and theres no way out-not to be unwillingly married by arranged marriage to grl who he has never ever met.

I’m not getting married. Manny’s parents take him to India under the pretext of visiting family, but he hali finds that they have returned to England without him.

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A lot of kids born in a western country with foreign parents experience these kinds of problems. To his family he has no contact anymore. I like how the time in the book were built and how Bali brought it togheter at the end.

The part starts with a conflict between Manny and his older brother Ranjit. Dec 02, Jenniesven rated it liked it.

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He endures years of beatings from his alcoholic father and emotional blackmail from his mother. He’s just an ordinary teenage guy who plays football, rqi around with his friends and go to school. I believe that the novel can help and give other kids hope to change their situation. Anita and Me Meera Syal. The further you get into the book the more you want to read.


This is the type of book I enjoy and I wasn’t disappointed. I do not usually like being forced to read books that someone else chooses, but this book gave me only positive impressions. He is of Indian origin but lives with his family unarrnged England. His has the ability to tackle the harsh realities of growing up in the UK and blend this with humour and often a overriding optimism.

Jan 26, Surabhi Miah rated it did not like it Shelves: Don’t think I ever would’ve read it on my own, marriafe safe to say it wasn’t a complete waste of time.

But Manjit seems to be convinced that he has to respect his parents’ decision. Manny uses the time that he has on his own to think about what happened in the last years and about his plan to crash his own wedding.

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It is two years ago since the day he crashed his wedding and escaped from his family and he does not regret baali. Although Manjit does not tell him the reason for his behaviour, Mr Sandhu presumes conflicts in his family due to his relationship with Lisa. What the author can be criticized for is the language he uses.