“Pitch-perfect. One of the most endearing teen voices I’ve ever encountered.” —Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda For fans of Sandhya Menon and Adam Silvera comes a prom-night romantic-comedy romp about a Sikh teen's search for love and identity.
Sunny G's brother left him one thing when he died: His notebook, which Sunny is determined to fill up with a series of rash decisions. Decision number one was a big one: He stopped wearing his turban, cut off his hair, and shaved his beard. He doesn't look like a Sikh anymore. He doesn't look like himself anymore. Even his cosplay doesn't look right without his beard.
Sunny debuts his new look at prom, which he's stuck going to alone. He's skipping the big fandom party—the one where he'd normally be in full cosplay, up on stage playing bass with his band and his best friend, Ngozi—in favor of the Very Important Prom Experience. An experience that's starting to look like a bust.
Enter Mindii Vang, a girl with a penchant for making rash decisions of her own, starting with stealing Sunny's notebook. When Sunny chases after her, prom turns into an all-night adventure—a night full of rash, wonderful, romantic, stupid, life-changing decisions. * "[For] fans of John Green and Sandhya Menon, Sunny G is . . . full of heart. It's not one to miss.”
(starred review) "Reading Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions is the best decision you could make.”
—Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of The Serpent King “Poignant and moving.”
February 8, 2022
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
Navdeep Singh Dhillon has worked as a linguist in the U.S. Navy, a photographer, dishwasher, paperboy, ESL teacher in China, and is currently adjunct professor of creative writing and composition at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He was born in England and spent his childhood in East and West Africa, the Middle East, and the Central Valley of California. He holds an MFA in creative writing from California State University, Fresno, a post-grad certificate from the Writers' Institute at CUNY, and is a proud two-time VONA fiction workshop alum. He is obsessed with Bhangra, Bollywood, baking, and Brazilian jiujitsu. He lives in Jersey City with his wife, Sona, and their two children.
“Pitch-perfect nerds-gone-wild shenanigans with real emotional depth. Navdeep Dhillon’s debut is an ode to cosplay, a romance, and a meditation on grief, told through one of the most endearing teen voices I’ve ever encountered.” —Becky Albertalli, #1 NYT bestselling authorof Simon vs. the HomoSapiens Agenda
"With a fast-paced plot that packs plenty of action into just a handful of hours, Sunny G makes its title character lovable in his myriad interests and introspective personality . . . Readers are treated to culturally specific characters, who represent Sikhism, Hmong people, and others, and who identify across a broad spectrum. Perfect for the fandom lovers and for fans of John Green and Sandhya Menon, Sunny G
is a cerebral novel full of heart. It's not one to miss. —Booklist
“Sunny’s layered characterization and conflicting emotions [take] center stage . . . Poignant and moving, with an undercurrent of romance.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Sunny and Mindii connect not only over their shared interests, but their values—including their deep love for family and culture—and their grief in a prom night rom-com that leads with friendship and pathos." —Publishers Weekly
“This book, written in a voice that feels like the wind in your hair, is a love letter to the many Americas that make one country, to heritage, and to love itself. Reading Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions
is the best decision you could make.” —Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of The Serpent King
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