The Last Taboo

Publisher: Random House

Review

When Simran falls for Tyrone, she crosses a line she never even knew existed - Asian girls just don't go out with black men. But Tyrone is the best thing that's ever happened to her and she's sure her parents (with their own rebellious love match) will support her – if and when she tells them. But few others are as tolerant, and when Simran's cousins, Uncles and the Desi Posse gang get involved, a violent conclusion seems inevitable. Tension builds throughout this novel, with Rai's vibrant, realistic style capturing the dilemmas faced by young people living between two cultures. A story of powerful emotions and strong language, which provides no easy answers to the fact that racism exists in communities of all kinds.

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