Red, White, and Whole

Red, White, and Whole

An #ownvoices novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia.

Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family’s traditions and holidays. But Reha’s parents don’t understand why she’s conflicted—they only notice when Reha doesn’t meet their strict expectations. Reha feels disconnected from her mother, or Amma, although their names are linked—Reha means “star” and Punam means “moon”—but they are a universe apart.

Then Reha finds out that her Amma is sick. Really sick.

Reha, who dreams of becoming a doctor even though she can’t stomach the sight of blood, is determined to make her Amma well again. She’ll be the perfect daughter, if it means saving her Amma’s life.

Title:Red, White, and Whole
ISBN:9780063047426
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    Red, White, and Whole Reviews

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    ***It's just that I cannot stop crying ­čśó *2021 favourite*"No matter where I go,America or India,I don't quite fit."..."I am not expected to like boys,I am not expected to date.But all day long on t...

  • Mimi

    Be right back, I'm gonna go hug my mom now and try not to bawl my eyes out...

  • Rajani LaRocca

    This is a book of my heart. Although the story is fictional, there are so many aspects of this book that were inspired directly from my own experiences growing up as an immigrant in the 1980s. I can't...

  • Fanna

    July 02, 2020: THE COVER IS HERE and- cutenessss.June 10, 2020: This has just been announced by the author and I'm so very excited for this middle-grade story about a young daughter of Indian immigran...

  • Andy

    Thank you to Harper Collins & HarperKids for sending me a finishing copy in exchange for an honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own. This was such a lovely novel in verse, I truly cherish...

  • Kathie

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ and the publisher for an eARC of this book.A 5 star must read!I was anxious to read this book because I enjoyed the author's debut, MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM, but I was completely blo...

  • Autumn Byrd

    FC was given by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review.This review is being published before the release date (February 2nd, 2021) Content/Trigger Warnings: Racism, themes of displacement, t...

  • Christy Broderick

    My heart and emotions right now! ­čśş­čĺöԝʭčôÜ I added this book to a cart to preorder later (I did this about halfway through reading) because it is THAT GOOD! Thanks again to NetGalley and Quill T...

  • Leah (Jane Speare)

    ITS FINE ALL FINE JUST SITTING ON MY COUCH SOBBING THATS ALLThis is a story of belonging: a young girl struggling to fit in America in 1983 while holding onto her Indian heritage. ItÔÇÖs also a story ...

  • Toya (the reading chemist)

    Oof. Talk about hitting you in the feels. I now need to dry my eyeballs. ...