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Winters Passage (The Iron Fey, eUal andmotional abuse Sonia Patel the author is also a psychiatrist and her portrayal of abuse is intentional She includes an author s note at the The Replacement Wife end detailing why she cho I feel a little ambivalent about this book The things I like I really really like the mix of Hawaiian and Indian Gujarati cultures the insight into hip hop and how all thexternal Damned (Witch Hunt expressions of strength can become inner strength fake it til you become it Rani s voice and raps the characters around her both positive and negativeBut the things I don t like are hard to get past Rani s abuse and healing feels shallow and as the author says in her note the fact that Rani was able to gain insight as uickly as she did is unusual If anything in this story is unrealistic it is that I m not someone who loves to read angst for angst s sake but I wanted Rani s pain and recovery to come from a deeper place sometimes when she rapped I felt those things very strongly but in her other actions the abuse and healing seemed mere storytellingRani s character in general can come across as uneven while she s supposed to be a nerdy ambitious student body president no boys want to date she s also a super cool rapper with tons of guy friends I don t disbelieve these prototypical girls can coexist in one woman but with only a bit of characterization anchoringach facet in the text Rani came across as Mary Sue ish at timesAnd then there s all the Gujarati and Hawaiian and hip hop terminology The glossary in the back is only helpful if it includes all the unknown words If I flip to the back to define a word and can t find it listed that seems unprofessionalor lazy I d rather no glossary and having to guess the definitions by context than a glossary only capable of answering my uestions part of the timeI did love Rani s world and words though and I m looking forward to seeing of Sonia Patel s work in future And since this is an advanced copy perhaps some of the nitpicky glossary issues will be resolved by the date of publication Rani in Full Effect takes place on the island of Molokai in Hawaii during the arly 90s Rani is a teenage Gujarati Indian whose family runs a general store and restaurant on Molokai Her world comes crashing down the day she sees her father with another woman Her parents traditionally arranged marriage is a sham her parents are always arguing with Rani always coming between them She s always been very close unhealthily close to her father with him coming to her for all his needs With his new girlfriend Rani has been replaced and verything falls apart Around the time Rani s world is falling apart she becomes friendly with Mark a 30 year old who often visits the general store to buy beer and cigarettes Rani loves hip hop music and turns to listening and writing her own rap lyrics during this difficult time Mark introduces her to a secret underground hip hop group where she is able to feel like herself She has a huge crush on Mark and she is cstatic when she learns that he likes her back Ew What follows are a bunch of bad decisions made by Rani with her relationship with Mark basically replacing the relationship she had with her fatherRani has a very complicated relationship with her mother She craves to have a better relationship with her mother but most of the time she s distant and ignores Rani It s frustrating to see Rani trying to get her mother and ignores Rani It s frustrating to see Rani trying to get her mother attention with little to no result However by the nd of the book her relationship has begun to little to no result However by the Mlynowski Teen Thriller end of the book her relationship has begun to I love that her mom intervenes between Rani and Mark and my favorite part may been when she stands up to her husband s girlfriend Oh Wendy I wouldn t live with you and Pradipven if that meant I had To Be Homeless I be homeless I wanted to say thank you Thank you for taking Pradip off my hands You can keep him And his bullcrap YESI m so glad Rani and her mom stood up to her father when he wanted to move back in with them WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND That could have gone so many ways but they said no and stood by that no It s also frustrating to see Rani make so many bad decisions These bad decisions are a result of the years of abuse she Reggie endured but that didn t make it anyasier to read Switchback each time she decided to take Mark back I m glad she decided not to go back with Mark at thend of the book but it bothers me that she may have taken him back if he wasn t going to Maui to live with his pregnant girlfriend It was also hard to read about the self blame she kept feeling through the story You just want to tell her it s not her fault and try to help her in anyway possibleI really had no interest in reading the book until I found out it takes place on Molokai I was fortunate to visit Molokai about 10 years ago and I have fond memories from that trip I loved being familiar with some of the places that she mentions in the book We looked in some of the shops along Ala Malama Avenue in Kaunakakai including going grocery shopping there I have a picture of the library she mentions We went to Kalaupapa and I m pretty sure we stopped at the overlook where Mark takes Rani at the Marrying Marcus (Virgin Brides, end of the book I have a picture taken with the Phallic Rock I know who Father Damien is I hope I don t sound like the tourist who Pono and Rani find so annoying at thend of the book I felt like Molokai was a character of the bookIt was the setting that drew me in but once I started the book and while it was difficult to read at times I really Belonging (Temptation, enjoyed Rani s story I look forward to reading Sonia Patel s next bookJust a side note there is uite a bit of Hawaiian and Gujarati jargon throughout the book I was luckynough to know that there is a glossary at the If Im Found (If I Run end of the book but you may not know this if you aren t warned Don t become frustrated just flip back when you see something you don t understand There are a few words that aren t included in the glossary but most of those you can figure out using context clues. Ew and into other things she's never done Rani ignores the red flags Her naive choices look like they will undo her but ultimately give her the chance to discover her strengths and restore the things she thought she'd lost including her motherSonia Patel is a psychiatrist who works with children and adults She was trained at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii She lives and practices in Hawaii Rani Patel In Full Effect is her first young adult nove. Raw andmotionally draining Rani s story is one of CaddyGirls endurance andmpowerment However the use of 90s slang and HawaiianGujarati words made it hard to immerse myself into the story Had I known there was a glossary at the Assignment end I may not have had this problem If I could change one thing I would have waited for an audio book It would be nice to know how to pronounce some of the words and I would love to hear the raps performed They were powerful on paper but set to a beat with the passion of a good reader they would be amazing Ultimately a valuable read for adults and teens I m soxcited about this I told my mom about it Sometimes our best consolers are our parents Yesterday my mother was sharing pieces of her relationship with me as she does and I was like You know what That reminds me of Rani Patel in Full Effect I had her so captivated she asked when it was Philosophy of Religion expected to release I basically spoiled the book for her Sorry MomRani s father has recently cheated on her mother with a younger woman In discovering this information Rani shaves her head in mourning As Indian wives often do when their husbands pass Rani s father doesn t sympathize with his family for his actions and he soon demands to move his mistress and himself back into the house view spoiler Fortunately her mother denies the reuest hide spoiler Everyone this is not a good book Both in terms of the writingg Today is Pono s birthday party I brew up some No Respect extra strong masala chai and pace the kitchen I sip and contemplate the perfect music selections for his gift an 80 s sic hip hop tape 230 and Six days later it s done It chronicles the struggles of multiple generations of women in my family Including my mom I want it to be perfect for the next 4eva Flowin production Omar agreed to give me an honest critiue of it 182 SO MANY SIMPLE SENTENCES And there s this nonsensical simile A wave of Chaka Khan pours over me like warm jasmine hair oil 130 and the plots themselves Let s break them down Rani dealing with her father s affair Rani dealing with her father s girlfriend s pregnancy with TWINS natch Rani dealing with her father s sexualxploitation and incestuous statutory rape Rani dealing with her mother s The Spirituality Revolution emotional distance at least initially Rani dealing with her father s desire to move his girlfriend into the house so they can live together and not break up the family Rani dealing with the pressure of being an Indian woman and the oppression imposed on her by the Indian males in her life Rani dealing with her insecurities too skinny unpopular no friends pariah after she shaves her head Rani dealing with her first love Rani dealing with her first heartbreak Rani dealing with her rape not by her father Rani dealing with her first hangover Rani dealing with a drug abusing boyfriendI mean withoutven touching on the supporting characters stories in depth there are about 13 novels crammed into this one Plus there s the shoe horned pop culture references on very page I mean we get it Rani and Sonia Patel love hip hop But we don t need a running radio to accompany the story And so often the references aren t organic they re just a way to CONVEY WHAT RANI IS FEELING AND what Rani is feeling and without having to do the work of having the character xplain that it s lazy writing to rely on references to get readers in Rani s head In one paragraph on page 169 there are references to Nirvana and Public Enemyand next to nothing about Rani Now I Don T Need Every don t need very of a book to be only about the protagonist but I DON T want paragraphs detailing the distinct intro and saturnine guitar riff of a hip hop remix 169 Finally the typos are rampant this book wasn t proofread or at least not well And here s The Thing I Was Hooked thing I was hooked intrigued by the overall premise Rani is an Indian teenager living in Hawaii while writing hip hop lyrics and struggling to break into the hip hop scene as her alter go MC Sutra We didn t need all that peripheral stuff I like and respect that the author is trying to not write a typical high school YA novel with the usual love triangle although that is also present The author a psychiatrist it shows also writes a note Designing with Web Standards explaining how victims of incest often behave which is perhaps helpful to readers like me who are beyond frustrated by Rani s behaviorven accounting for her teen hormones loneliness and naivete but there s part of me that feels a good writer would have been able to convey that through the writing and not rely on a note to Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, explain the protagonist s behavior This would have been a good collaboration perhaps with axperienced writer or someone who actually IS a writer so the story can be told coherently legantly and convincingly It s really unclear and I m not sure it s SUPPOSED to be unclear how Rani feels about her father s actions for most of the novel she alternates between grieving the close relationship she had with her father without acknowledging how inappropriate and unhealthy that relationship was and between some flashes of self awareness about how wrong the relationship was But the first few pages of the book deal with Rani s reaction to her father s affair she behaves like a woman scorned which I suppose she is But it s not the healthy appropriate reaction of a daughter realizing her father is unfaithful to her mother it s the reaction of a daughter realizing her father is unfaithful to HER In the hands of a skilled storyteller this could have been a really motional story but I just found myself impatient with all of it I also wondered if the many references were a way of trying to convince readers that Rani is the real deal as an MC or a way of the author to show off Because it literally felt like Sonia Patel was trying to impress readers with her references And look I love Gil Girls and other shows with uippy references and pop culture asides But that doesn t always translate well to books. Almost seventeen Rani Patel appears to be a kick ass Indian girl breaking cultural norms as a hip hop performer in full First Anthology effect But in truth she's a nerdy flat chested nobody who lives with her Gujarati immigrant parents on the remote Hawaiian island of Moloka'i isolated from her high school peers by the unsettling norms of Indian culture where husband is God Her parents' traditionally arranged marriage is a sham Her dad turns to her for all his needsven the Now it would have been a cool marketing scheme to sell an accompanying soundtrack featuring the songs mentioned or creating a Spotify list or somethingThe nd was mostly satisfying with some resolution and hope for the future Rani and her mother both seem somewhat mpowered but goddamn this girl needs intense therapy which NEVER came up a strange oversight to me given that this book is written by you know a psychiatrist But the payoff was not worth the read This book had the potential to be really great but it just didn t work for me I was SUPER Passage Through Crisis excited when i heard about this book Strong woman of color who loves rap music and slam poetryhad me from the moment I heard about itThis story was a focus on the cycle of abuse and for me what didn t work is that all 300 pages of it focused on that cycle Thended is all of a sudden and BAM in those last 5 or so pages you finally see things looking up and our main girl getting her shit together But for the whole book all you see is her seeking out putting herself in these positions to be hurt Reading from that perspective never is Science, Technology and Culture easyThere were certain things I read in this book that I was seriously likeso this is happening and I m supposed to just read this like it s okaylike NO I don t want young women reading this and thinking this is acceptableI did like that Rani had music as herscape I liked the time period the book took place the 90s is still such a classic ra for music This isn t something I would just up and recommend to teenage girls Rani is super naive at times a tease and the cycle she puts herself through just gets annoying at times I was so over it and wanted to dnf this book uite a few times I am hesitant to put this down as local Hawaii literature but it does take place on Moloka i in the 90s and although I first felt like the geographic markers in the story were sort of like people in Hawai i watching Dog the Bounty Hunter I know that ven though I would never drive so much on Moloka i one of the high school kids I talked to from Moloka i High said his biggest achievement was driving 200 miles in one night Do you know how many times you have to cruise back and forth to make 200 miles Epic So if you do not get the Dog reference but you are from Oahu and Hawai i island like me you know that they are in Wai anae on the west side of O ahu and suddenly they are in Puna or Ocean View on Hawai i island and people who do not know better think since they are driving the same black SUV it is all one island when it is not I think the 90 s slang Black Boy even the hip hop songs are familiar to me and I am WAY older than the YA audience so I m not sure how they take that Some of the slang is really dated We don t say okole any but our use of Hawaiian over these 20 years has also gotten precise Depending on which kupuna story is heard it is Molokai with the kai being the ocean versus Moloka i but Lana i is written as Lanai in the book which is inconsistent I also don t know how readers from the continent understand the smattering of local terms like skebei Japanese slang thatven my college students don t understand It is a plantation slang from the grandparents long gone holoholo Hawaiian Nighttime Sweethearts etc What I liked was the author used her psychiatry background and family practice background to talk about difficult issues in a realistic way and then adds some information at thend I am interested in how the younger local readers in 2018 feel about the use of counter culture in the book the placing of the story on Moloka i and the placing of the story within

Multiple Local Languages It Would 
local languages It would nice considering this was printed in 2016 to at least get the publishers to face the okina in the correct way so that it is not an apostrophe I know I won t go back to it in spite of the uniue narrator a rapping Gujarati Indian girl living in Hawaii This is a ya novel with great premise and a lot of promise but which happened to be published in a very unpolished state This book needed some work for a few reasons primarily in respect to needing one plot point less than what was mixed in and it needed a better pacing and time structure It runs long but then it rushes to a conclusion that s ultimately not as satisfying as it could be I was left too with a lot of uestions of believabilityworld building with Rani why did she have no Friends And No Female and no female in her life at all We get a uick note on this later on but it made me ask a lot of uestions throughout rather than accept things at face valueTHAT SAIDThis book isn t for me and the teen readers who want a story about an Indian girl living in Moloka i who turns to rap to work through her grief will love this There s no uestion that readers will be annoyed that Rani keeps making the same terrible choices relating to men but it s that series of Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire errors that makes her wholly real and realistic It sucks watching her get hurt again and again but it s part of her process of growingThere are multiple instances of rape and sexual assault in this book and it s tough to see the fallout of that on Rani But what is great is seeing how she uses this hurt in ways that ultimately help her come into her own as a teenager This reminded me a lot of JULIET TAKES A BREATH both the good and the bad And there are times while reading this I felt like an outsider who didn t get the culture or life on the island but what works so well about that is there will be readers who see it get it and need that story A good debut which showcases Patel s potential as a writer view spoiler I didn t get through the author s note at thend since it was like some of the rest of this wayyyy too long This and the book itself could needed tightening to go from good to really good hide spoiler I njoyed many things about this book and definitely think it s a worthwhile read but I will say that it was also difficult at times Content warnings for sex. Ntimate ones When Rani catches him two timing with a woman barely older than herself she feels like a widow and like widows in India are often made to do she shaves off her hair Her sexy bald head and hard driving rhyming skills attract the attention of Mark the hot older customer who freuents her parents' store and is closer in age to her dad than to her Mark makes the moves on her and Rani goes with it He leads Rani into 4eva Flowin' an underground hip hop cr. Rani Patel in Full Effect


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    [DOWNLOAD] ↠ Rani Patel in Full Effect Author Sonia Patel – writing–samples.co.uk I feel a little ambivalent about this book The things I like I really really like the mix of Hawaiian and Indian Gujarati cultures; the insight into hip hop and how all the external expressions of strength can become inner strength fake it 'til you become it; Rani's voice and raps; the characters around her both positive and negat

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