Jobless Clueless Reckless
Revathi Suresh
age group: 
12+ yrs
Number of pages: 
social issues teenagers peer pressure family
Realistic Fiction


A much needed book, however, one that would be rare to find in the Indian maket, for most publishers would shy off from coming out with a book dealing with teenage angst. The book provides a great insight into those stressful, mixed-up and yet wonderful years of a teenaged girl.
What do they feel about themselves? How do they cope with peer pressure? How do they deal with attractions to the opposite sex? What about  their sense of identity? Would they want to conform? These and many other issues are deftly dealt with in this book by debut author Revathi Suresh.

Kavya is mostly left to deal with her problems single-handed as her father has deserted the family and the working mother is too engrossed in her own world quite oblivious to the needs and issues of her two young children. 

Written in the first person, the book imparts a sense of urgency and will be helpful to an Indian teen, as, she empathises with the protagonist and her life.

A book should be read by all teenagers and their parents in India and elsewhere.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee