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What book am I eagerly anticipating at this moment? Why it just so happens to be…
5 to 1
by Holly Bodger
Releases May 12th, 2015 from Knopf BFYR
In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.
Sudasa, though, doesn’t want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.
This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view-Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose-allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.
This sounds absolutely amazing. One: diversity! Yay! Two: it seems as if this book’s told in verse, and that’s always different and usually pretty cool. Three: futuristic India intrigues me. Four: that COVER!!! So… gimme this book now! Pretty please?
Are you looking forward to reading 5 to 1?
What can’t you wait to read right now?