Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
Publish Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
This book is part of BEA's YA Editor's buzz. I can't decide whether or not it's my kind of book, but it's different than anything I've heard about recently. Color me intrigued.
When Rani’s father leaves her mother for another woman, Rani shaves her head in mourning. This act of rebellion propels her onto the stage as a hip-hop performer and into a romantic relationship with an older man. Losing herself just as she finds herself, Rani discovers her need to speak out against those who would silence her—no matter the danger.