A Moment Comes

A Moment Comes

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As the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a Muslim, finds himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, 2013.
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9781416978763
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 22 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Oct 01, 2013

"In this atmospheric novel, the tension and turbulence of the 1947 partition of Pakistan and India springs to "bloody, poignant life" (Kirkus Reviews) through the first-person stories of three teens: Tariq, an ambitious Muslim desperate for a university education in England; Margaret, a spoiled British girl with a scandalous past; and Anupreet, a Sikh maid just hoping to survive during uncertain times. Readers will be caught up in the lives of all three characters as they're confronted with tough decisions about their relationships and their futures. For another look at social and political change in India, check out Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth." Teen Scene October 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=684197

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