Book cover

(un)arranged marriage

Level 1

RAI, Bali
Visit the author's website

Rai’s book was one of the first hit novels that described growing up in two different cultures. In an easy-going way - the book’s an easy read - he gives us an angry teenager who wants to map out his own life. And unusually, arranged marriage is shown from the man’s point of view rather than the woman’s. This is a rapid read on a serious topic.


  • WINNER Leicester Book of the Year 2003


  • Trouble: Two Tales from Devan High (Tamarind 2013)
  • Concrete Chips (Hodder Children's 2004)
  • Two-timer (Barrington Stoke 2005)
  • What's your problem? (Barrington Stoke 2003)
  • The Whisper (Corgi 2005)
  • RAI, Bali: Dominoes and Other Stories (Hodder Children's 2005)
  • Sold as Seen (Hodder Children's 2005)
  • The Angel Collector (Hodder Children's 2007)
  • Are you kidding? (Barrington Stoke 2008)
  • The Last Taboo (Corgi 2006)
  • Revenge of the Number Two (Barrington Stoke 2007)
  • Shivers (Barrington Stokes 2013)
  • Jugglin' (Hodder Children's 2006)
  • What's up? (Hodder Children's 2005)
  • Dream On (Barrington Stoke 2002)
  • Starting Eleven (Red Fox 2008)
  • Demon Hunter (Pearson Education 2012)
  • The Guru and the King (A. & C. Black 2012)
  • Missing! (Red Fox 2008)
  • Glory! (Red Fox 2009)
  • Stars! (Red Fox 2009)
  • Politics: Cutting through the crap (Walker 2006)
  • SHETH, Kashmira: Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet (Hyperion 2006) Jeeta does not want an arranged marriage like her two sisters.
  • Arranged (2007) Orthodox Jewish woman and Muslim woman and their arranged marriages.
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) Can Simran escape arranged marriage in this Bollywood movie?
  • White Teeth (2002) Multicultural Britain, based on Zadie Smith's novel.
  • The Piano (1993) A mute woman and her young daughter are sent to New Zealand in the 1850s for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner.
  • GEORGE, Elizabeth: Deception on His Mind (Hodder&Stoughton 1997)

May also be interested in (relation to the book above)