“Waiting On” Wednesday (71): 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week’s spotlight is on:

5 to 15 to 1

by Holly Bodger

Release Date: May 12, 2015

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.

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Why am I waiting?

I love the part in the blurb where it says the characters sort of fall into an alliance, both wanting something else in life, something more than the life an arranged marriage will give them. I can’t wait to read the rest of the story.

What are you “waiting on” this Wednesday? I would love to hear all about them.

 

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