Shilpi is a spirited thirteen year old girl — too old to be a bride.
'WHO WANTS TO WATCH OTHER PEOPLE SCORE ALL THE GOALS?'Chris is a goalscorer - but his life is a mess. He's falling out with everyone: his dad, his teachers, even his best mate. The only thing that akes him feel good is banging the ball into the back of the net. He certainly doesn't want to play in defence - even if his school team does need…
Her parents, unable to take care of her any longer, seek out an old man from a faraway village who agrees to be Shilpi's “husband.” She quickly learns that the real master of the house is not the husband, but his twisted grown daughter, who tries to use Shilpi as her personal slave.
Inspired by a female doctor and the romance of Bollywood, a bold Shilpi dares to demand the unthinkable: respect for herself and for all women.
This exciting novel leads the reader on one daring girl’s journey, combining the romantic dreams of every thirteen year old girl with the harsh and demeaning realities that face too many girls and young women who have no choice but to live in these oppressed societies.