An American Brat Author:Bapsi Sidhwa Feroza Ginwalla, a pampered, protected 16-year-old Pakistani girl, is sent to America by her parents, who are alarmed by the fundamentalism overtaking Pakistan and their daughter. Hoping that a few months with her uncle, an MIT grad student, will soften the girl s rigid thinking, they get more than they bargained for: Feroza, enthralled by... more » American culture and her new freedom, insists on staying. A bargain is struck, allowing Feroza to attend college with the understanding that she will return home and marry well. As a student in a small western town, Feroza's perceptions of America, her homeland, and herself begin to alter. When she falls in love with and wants to marry a Jewish American, her family is aghast. Feroza realizes just how far she has come and wonders how much further she can go. This delightful coming-of-age novel is both remarkably funny and a remarkably acute portrayal of America as seen through the eyes of a perceptive young immigrant.« less
The book was entertaining. I liked Feroza, the main character's, strength and determination. The Pakistani political climate was infused seamlessly into the story, allowing the characters to react to it in a natural manner. Not my favorite read ever, but it was good.