A novel about an Asian teenager living with her family in Birmingham, struggling with the conflicts between East/West cultures. Sound familiar? It actually isn't a bad read and different from the others in that her parents are no longer together. Her mum is caught up in traditional family values and very much influenced by her sisters. Her dad is suffering from a mental illness. I found the central character very irritating - swerving erratically from 'life and soul' with a caustic sense of humour, to introspective and downbeat - a typical teenager. Stick with it though, as the end is very moving and uplifting.