Monday, February 21, 2011
Guest Post: Neesha Meminger
Here today is Jazz in Love author Neesha Meminger to share a few songs that would be on the book's playlist. You can get an idea of the themes and ideas in this book from this playlist, plus they are just great songs.
Firework, Katy Perry
I Am Not My Hair, India Arie
Stupid Girls, P!nk
Door Ni Kulna, Manni Sandhu
Dhoom Machale, from the Bollywood film, Dhoom!
Unwritten, Natasha Beddingfield
Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Don't Matter, Akon
New York, Alicia Keys
Whataya Want From Me, Adam Lambert
All I Want Is You, Miguel, featuring J. Cole
Thank you, Neesha! Make sure you guys check out Jazz in Love, out now!
Summary: Jasbir, a.k.a. Jazz, has always been a stellar student and an obedient, albeit wise-cracking, daughter. Everything has gone along just fine--she has good friends in the "genius" program she's been in since kindergarten, her teachers and principal adore her, and her parents dote on her. But now, in her junior year of high school, her mother hears that Jazz was seen hugging a boy on the street and goes ballistic. Mom immediately implements the Guided Dating Plan, which includes setting up blind dates with "suitable," pre-screened Indian candidates. The boy her mother sets her up with, however, is not at all what anyone expects; and the new boy at school, the very UNsuitable hottie, is the one who sets Jazz's blood boiling. When Jazz makes a few out-of-the-ordinary decisions, everything explodes, and she realizes she'll need a lot more than her genius education to get out of the huge mess she's in. Can Jazz find a way to follow her own heart, and still stay in the good graces of her parents?
Posted by Kari Olson at 8:19 AM