Thirteen-year-old Tara, is in a new school in a new town, and she is feeling very sick. It turns out that she needs an emergency appendectomy. This is a story about her anxiety before the surgery, the hurdles she faces during recovery, and amusing visits from quirky friends and well wishers.
At the same time, Tara finds herself attracted to a boy from her class. It's the first time she has ever had a crush. Plagued by confusing emotions and hormones, Tara tries to figure out this new, befuddling and complicated world.
Here are some reviews of the book to help you decide if it is right for you.
Review by Aesha Shah on her personal blog
Review by Lakshmi Mitter on her books blog
Review by Akshata Ramesh on goodreads
Read the various amazon reviews here
I was interviewed by Ashwini Menon from #AuthorChatter about Growing Pains. Check out the interview here.