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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Narinder Dhami Narrator: Nina Wadia Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bindi Babes Series Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781400085408
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Meet Amber, Jazz, and Geena Dhillon, aka the Bindi Babes. They are three fabulous sisters with a reputation for being the coolest, best-dressed girls at their school. But their classmates don’t know the Dhillon sisters work extra hard to look perfect and together to all of their friends, while privately trying not to think how much they miss their mom, who died a year ago. What these struggling sisters certainly don’t need is an interfering auntie from India inviting herself into their household to cramp their style. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what their dad allows to happen. Soon the sisters’ pushover dad is saying no to designer clothes and expensive sneakers, and Auntie is butting into every area of their lives. What are the Bindi babes to do? There’s only one way to be rid of Auntie: marry her off to some unsuspecting guy. Will Amber, Jazz, and Geena find a man who can put up with Auntie before she completely ruins their lives? Or are Auntie’s new rules doomed to make the fabulous Dhillon sisters just average?

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  • A touching story about loss, adjustment and family love, laced with humor. Publishers Weekly, Starred

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♥ Indu | 2/6/2014

    " I started reading this book for a summer reading program. I am not that fsar yet but i think i'll like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Apoorva | 2/2/2014

    " It is good and the ending is really good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/1/2014

    " it's pretty bad when the author has to explain her inanity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zakiyya Reheman | 2/1/2014

    " The book was a bit too cliche. However, their humour and mischievous plans kept me reading till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/29/2014

    " This book would definitely be appealing to 4th-6th grade students. The book is a wonderful inside look at how your life changes when you lose a parent and how someone trying to help may not appear to be helping. The part I liked best was that it actually sounds like a teen is talking to you and writing the story in her point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bookworm Claire | 1/23/2014

    " Love these books: they're fun and cute, with a great dose of family! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethe | 1/22/2014

    " don't know if the anglicisms will be too much for the middle grade crowd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/16/2014

    " Similar in story to the Mates, Dates series, or Angus, Thongs... kind of thing, except they're Indian. Very predictable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phair | 1/15/2014

    " Blah. This tries to be a bit like Louise Rennison's kooky Georgia Nicholson books what with the friends, odd nicknames & goings-on at school. I had expected a more compelling look at British/Indian culture with conflict between the more Indian ways of Auntie and the modern English life of the girls. But there really wasn't enough to make this a useful multicultural reading experience and it seemed far too British to have strong appeal for American kids. I'm not sure teachers would be looking at British vs American for a multicultural assignment. The family crisis/healing part was OK but certainly nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophia | 1/11/2014

    " This book is very weird but cool... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Higgins | 12/25/2013

    " I thought Bindi Babes was just ok. This book would be good for middle school students. It didn't really get into the three sisters culture like I thought it would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pooja Dimba | 11/12/2013

    " Very good and Enjoyabe a great READ!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaliyah D | 11/2/2013

    " THIS book is cool and funnii! i read this in 6th grade n couldnt put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andria | 10/25/2013

    " I think this is a wonderful book if you want some insite on crazy ideas "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 9/21/2013

    " Good fun. Narinder will go on my list of books to pick up every now & again. Sort of what they call beach reads except the beaches where I live tend to rather wind swept and cold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 5/19/2013

    " Most children's books do not have quite the character flaw in the protagonist(s) as this one. I am not sure whether I like that or not, but I definitely enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcy | 3/9/2013

    " Charming. Good for recommending to girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hasan | 1/19/2013

    " Unlike Angela's Ashes where you might need to be Irish to get it, there seems to be no need to be Indian to enjoy this novel. Harmless fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Volanakis | 4/25/2012

    " A cheeky children's book in manner of Georgia Nicholson. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mishti Sharma | 4/10/2012

    " Terrible book. *shudder* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/26/2012

    " Pre-teen appropriate, with appealing humor, yet dealing with loss of mother, friends and school behavior issues! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie | 9/13/2011

    " This was a light, fluffy, funny book about three sisters who are trying to get rid of their annoying aunt while also trying to keep their perfect lives the same. While it wasn't a challenging read, it was funny and moving at times. I would recommend to younger teens who are just looking for a laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Librarian | 8/17/2010

    " i wish there had been cool Desi chickies in books like this when I was a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 shruti | 6/9/2010

    " While I appreciated that this book didn't devolve into lots of Indian stereotypes, I also didn't see much to love about the main characters either. Perhaps this is TOO young for my YA category, as the main characters are 11, 14 and 15. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 shruti | 8/28/2009

    " I found this one more readable than the first book in the series. The plot was ten times more far-fetched, but somehow the maturation of the main characters helped a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pooja | 5/24/2009

    " Very good book. Sequel to Bindi Babes very awesome... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 3/29/2009

    " a FLUFF READ FOR THE BEACH FOR TEEN GIRLS. wRAPPED UP TOO NEATLY AND i DIDN'T QUITE BY THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE OLD HAGGARD STAR TURNED GORGEOUS AGAIN WITH A SHOWER AND SOME NEW CLOTHES. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spacecat | 11/1/2008

    " fun book about michevious sisters. Indian American characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 8/26/2007

    " This was okay - a story of 3 teenage Indian (as in, from India) sisters who end up with a somewhat washed up Bollywood film star living in their home. Many mix-ups ensue. It moves fairly fast, but wasn't amazing. For grades 5-7 probably. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 6/27/2007

    " This was ok, not really fantastic. I thought the author's first book featuring these characters was much stronger. "

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About the Author
Author Narinder DhamiNARINDER DHAMI was born in Wolverhampton, and is now living in Cambridge, England. After obtaining an English degree from Birmingham University, she began teaching in London in the early eighties. She worked as a primary school teacher for ten years, but for the last twelve years she has been a full-time writer. At first she wrote almost exclusively for children's magazines, and she has had almost two hundred short stories and articles published. But after a few years she concentrated on writing children's novels. Her previous books include Angel Face, Animal Crackers, Annie's Game, Changing Places, and the novelization of the hit movie Bend It Like Beckham.