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Bindi Babes Book Review

The Dhillon sisters and their Auntie just can't get along!!!
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Bindi Babes Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Check out the review for this awesome book about three totally cool sisters.

Author: Narinder Dhami

From the author who brought us the novelization of Bend it like Beckham, Narinder Dhami introduces us to Bindi Babes. The Dhillon sisters are fun, stylish and popular with both students and teachers! What happens when the life they've become used to is shaken up by a long lost relative? Read on for the Kidzworld review!

The Dhillon Sisters

Geena, Amber and Jazz Dhillon are sisters of Indian descent who live in England. Geena is a flirty 14 year-old who yearns to redecorate her bedroom, while 11 year-old Jazz wants her ears pierced. Amber, the book's narrator, is 12 and dying for new running shoes. After their mother died, their father started working long hours, allowing the girls to get take-out dinners, stay up late and watch endless TV every night! Needless to say, they don't want anyone messing with their routine.

Auntie Moves In

One day, the girls' father comes home early and breaks the news that his sister is coming from India to help out. Before the girls know it, Auntie has arrived and their freedom is gone. Pretty soon, she has said no to everything that they want and has given them new rules like being in bed by 10:00pm and no TV!


The Plan

Amber comes up with a brilliant idea to find a husband for Auntie so that she'll move out of the house and stop bossing them around. Amber sets her sights on her teacher, Mr. Arora. The problem is, how will they get Auntie and Mr. Arora to meet? One sure-fire way is by getting in trouble at school so that Auntie has to come and speak with him!


Time for Trouble

The girls do everything in their power to get in trouble, but the teachers, sympathetic to their mom passing away, never get mad at them. They come up with a new plan to make everything go wrong at the assembly for the school inspectors. Will it work? Will Auntie stick around? Will the girls dig up the truth about her? You'll have to read it to find out!


The Bottom Line

Not only does Bindi Babes offer fun and laughter, it touches on important subjects like the loss of a parent, friendship, family, culture and growing up. It teaches us that families come in all different shapes and sizes and its important to cherish those around you. If you're into cute, girlie books that will keep your eyes on the page, snap up this book the next time you roll into a book store.


Bindi Babes Rating: 5


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    i am reading this book it is good :)
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