I have come across praise for Cathy Ostlere's Karma, A Novel in Verse for about six months now, and have decided its high time to read it. Since I fell head-over-heels for Jandy Nelson's The Sky is Everywhere, I am not as fearful of this "novel in verse"-- told through journal entries and poems. The bit of the book I flipped through (digitally) on Amazon looked amazing. Bring on the YA poetry! And a cover I can take out in public!
"On October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi is gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards. The murder sparks riots in Delhi and for three days Sikh families are targeted and killed in retribution for the Prime Minister’s death. It is into this chaos that sixteen-year-old Maya and her Sikh father, Amar, arrive from their home in Canada. India’s political instability is the backdrop and catalyst for Maya’s awakening to the world." (Note, I don't think the Good Reads summary here emphasizes it enough, but there is some falling-in-love involved in this book. PHEW).
What are you waiting on?