5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

By Holly Bodger

half Homeless chook and half Matched, this can be a darkish examine the close to destiny informed during the alternating views of 2 youth who dare to problem the system.

within the yr 2054, after a long time of gender choice, India now has a ratio of 5 boys for each lady, making ladies an extremely precious commodity. bored with marrying off their daughters to the top bidder and decided to ultimately make marriage reasonable, the ladies who shape the rustic of Koyanagar have instituted a sequence of checks in order that each boy has the opportunity to win a spouse.

Sudasa, even though, doesn’t are looking to be a spouse, and Kiran, a boy compelled to compete within the try to develop into her husband, has different plans in addition. because the assessments increase, Sudasa and Kiran thwart one another at each flip till they slowly notice that they simply may want an analogous thing.

this gorgeous, specified novel is instructed from alternating issues of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose—allowing readers to adventure either characters’ soreness and their courageous fight for hope.

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