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#JustPublished Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues by Fiza Pathan

December 15, 2015

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00022]I am happy to announce that my book Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues, has just been published. This is my ninth book, and my first full length novel. The word count is approximately 64500 words. It is a novel for teens and young adult, including their parents and their teachers.

Let me reproduce for you the awesome review I received on Amazon, which succinctly sets out the merits of the book.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

By T. Virany on December 14, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Fiza Pathan’s inspiring novel is a crown of jewels to sit atop her several award-winning books. She tackles bullying, being a twin, parenting and suicide risk, while villainous teacher politics and disastrous teen-age errors in judgment propel the plot. Her fresh outlook as a child of the nineties (now a seasoned teacher and tutor of grade-six-plus students) brings sound content and intelligent resolution to the story. Raman Sharma, only a few minutes older than his brother Sunny, is fed up with leading the life of a twin and desperate to establish his own, separate identity. At the beginning of the book they don’t even walk to school together any more, although they are in the same class. Complicated emotions of lying, anger, jealousy and revenge take over, leading to despicable acts of betrayal and violence. A new teacher with a philosophy of education as a “holistic experience” of “Question, Research, Debate” arrives on the scene. Sunil Sir is exceedingly popular with the students and, also, a pretty good detective. Pathan’s work attains classic standards with an engaging plot, satisfying structure, universal theme of love, suspenseful climax and elegant style. It falls into the category of ‘literary’ fiction for its social commentary and in-depth character study, and also ‘paraliterary fiction’ for its fast pace and focus on plot. The “pizza” forgiveness scene made this reader cry. The novel is set in Pathan’s native Mumbai, with a few chapters retreating for a bittersweet interlude at a school for orphans surrounded by beautiful roses, but occasionally disrupted by unwanted wild life. This book is very worthwhile reading, particularly for children and their parents involved with middle schools. Unforgettable sentences such as, “A child with an inquiring mind will always achieve academic excellence” and “Now I realize the importance of having a brother in my life who cares for me” could even transform readers’ lives.
Just engage yourself with this Book Trailer made by Laura LaRoche, LLPix Photography & Design.
You can peek into the book at Amazon.com and decide for yourself.
This time Amazon has a generous six chapters available for review.
My book has been edited by Margaret Langstaff of www.margaretlangstaffeditorial.com and my cover page
has been designed by Laura LaRoche of http://llpix.com/
I have deliberately priced my Kindle version at a modest $ 2.99, to make it accessible to all. My paperback is available at $13.50.
All my award-winning books are available at all Amazon stores, its extended distributors and affiliates.
The link to Amazon.com is pasted below:

 

 

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3 Comments
  1. Congratulations to you! Happy Holidays-A fantastic gift for all. 🙂

  2. Congratulations Fiza. This book covers so many sensitive subjects surrounding the playground. I hope you have huge success with it.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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