by Tanwi Nandini Islam
Bright Lines tells the story of immigrants living in Brooklyn, NY. It claims to be the story of three young college girls, but it is more than that. It tells their story plus the parents of two of the girls.
There is Charu, biological daughter of Hari and Anwar; Ella, adopted daughter of Hari and Anwar; and Maya, who is Charu’s friend. The story has us dip into these 5 lives telling a story that ranges from Bangladesh to Brooklyn. The reader sees the prejudices against immigrants, lesbians, women, and it’s not just white Americans, but the reader sees the prejudices in the immigrant community also.
It is a story about finding your place and being happy with your choice.
Good YA read.
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