What's Your Problem

(2 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Five Leaves

Review

Jaspal, born and brought up in Leicester, is 14 when his father moves the family to rural Nottinghamshire for a 'better life'. However, they (and their shop) soon become targets for racial abuse, hate mail and threats. Jaspal is victimised by Steggsy and his gang for being the only non-white at his school, but in spite of ignorance and prejudice, Jaspal makes friends and enjoys school. However, when he beats Steggsy in a fight, matters take an ugly turn.

This is a compelling and disturbing story, which articulates the conflicts and tensions in Jaspal’s life.

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