Mayil Will Not Be Quiet: The diary we can’t keep quiet about.2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Do you keep a personal diary? Is it filled with questions and confusion, sometimes even frustration? Have you ever wondered if there’s someone else who has the same questions? What are the answers to these questions? Too shy to ask them yourself? Well, Mayil Ganeshan, a 12-year-old South Indian girl is doing us all a favor. She has decided to share with us her raunchy, rambling, and fearless diary. Mayil never simply accepts anything. If something can be questioned, Mayil has questioned it.
Written by Sowmya Rajendran and Niveditha Subramaniam, ‘Mayil Will Not Be Quiet’, is a roller-coaster of mind-boggling questions, thoughts and emotions. If you want to know about what erupts in the mind of a young girl about your age, you have to meet Mayil. She is so daring and open that the authors of this book took five long years to find a brave publisher who was willing to put it in the market!
Well, it was most definitely worth it, as ‘Mayil Will Not Be Quiet’ flew off bookshelves to the young and the old and boys and girls alike. Don’t for a second think this book is only for girls. Mayil makes sure to forget about any gender-based restrictions when she thinks and talks and then writes down all those many thoughts that she has been thinking. Filled with hilarious doodles, this book is definitely for all you young people going through a million funny changes.
Fun Fact: Mayil Will Not Be Quiet has won the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2015 award.
Genres: Coming of Age, Comedy, Drama