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  1. Janeka Janeka says:

    This was a different YA read More than a take on a love story it describes the racial tension between a community of asian Indian people and a group of black peopleI was a little disapointed by the ending but well I guess it was realistic


  2. Dakshi Dakshi says:

    Love It


  3. Peter Henrichsen Peter Henrichsen says:

    går i folkeskolens ældste klasse i London sammen med veninde Lisa De er begge to engelske føler sig engelske men Simrans familie kommer fra Indien fordi hendes farfar immigrerede til England Simrans mor og far har også opdraget Simran som en engelsk pige med engelske rettigheder men den indiske familie i London der strækker sig ud over forældrene fætre kusiner onkler og tanter går meget op i indiske traditioner normer og religion Helt galt er det for dem hvis indere kommer sammen med sorte og det gør Simrans far da hans bedste ven er sortDerfor bevarer Simrans det også som en hemmelighed da hun bliver forelsket i Tyrone der er sort Simran ser en dejlig charmerende fyr ikke en sort fyr men hun er meget i tvivl om hendes forældre bliver dobbeltmoralske hvis hun fortæller at hendes første rigtige kæreste er sort Der går dog ikke lang tid inden Simrans onkel og tante finder ud af det og så bryder helvede løs ikke hjemme hos Simran men rundt omkring hos alle familiemedlemmerne i London samt på skolen og ude i byen hvor indere gør en masse ud af at man skal holde sig fra sorteEn realistisk love storyBogen er en rigtig romantisk sød og realistisk love story som man ikke kan undgå at holde af På overfladen er det den søde pæne pige der bliver forelsket i den lidt utilpassede slagsbror Da vi kommer længere ind i historien viser det sig at de passer meget bedre til hinanden end de egentlig selv havde forestillet sig fra begyndelsen Det er i sig selv rigtig smukt men det søde og hyggelig bliver selvfølgelig spoleret af alle de religiøse problemer fordommene og bandekrigeneSkønt med en mandlig forfatter der kan skildre pigetanker og venindeforholdSynsvinklerne skifter lidt for meget for min smag Simrans er klart den nemmeste at identificere sig med hvilket måske er lidt pudsigt fordi Bali Rai er en mand Men stor respekt for det for vi er jo utrolig vant til at kvindelige forfattere kaster sig over drenge som deres hovedpersoner mens det faktisk er lidt mere tabu at mænd skriver med piger og kvinder som deres hovedpersoner Så netop i en bog der handler om tabu synes jeg det er virkelig stærkt og forfriskende at Bali Rai lykkedes så godt med Simrans tanker og netop får skildret en utrolig stærkt venindeskab mellem Simran og LisaFor mange bipersonerVi hopper også over til David det er Simrans bror når bandeproblemerne skal tegnes op og det bliver lidt problematisk fordi David ikke rigtig ved hvor han vil hen med sit liv og bliver en lidt utydelig klon af Simran Der er også en del tilbageblik til Simrans farfar da han begyndte som grønthandler i London sidst i 70′erne Alt sammen for at give os en helhed så vi bedre kan forstå For mig blev det dog mere vildledende for der er så mange bipersoner med nævnt ved indiske navne som man ikke kan huske man har hørt om eller ejUddrag af ‘Det sidste tabu’“Far”Han så på mig og derefter på baconpakken i hans hånd “Vi må hellere købe det billige Ellers slår din mor mig ihjel”“Jeg slår dig ihjel om lidt Så du det par?”Han så sig omkring men de var gået ned ad den næste gang“Hvad for et par?” Han lagde luksusbaconen tilbage og tog en pakke almindeligt bacon“Nogle gange er du altså håbløs Der var en indisk kvinde med en sort mand” forklarede jeg“Og ?” Han gik over til disken med pålæg“Det er da ret ualmindeligt ik’?”Han trak på skuldrene “Sikkert Kan Jay bedst lide skinke eller kylling?”“Far”“Hvad er det? De er sammen – og hvad så?”Det gik op for mig at jeg var alt for gennemskuelig“Jeg tænkte bare på om de får en masse bøvl med andre – andre indere”“Det kan godt være” svarede han og tog et læs kyllingepålægLun feel good fornemmelse‘Det sidste tabu’ er en rigtig god bog som jeg hele tiden havde lyst til at læse videre i Det stærke er realismen i både Simran og Tyrones forhold og i Simran og Lisas gode venindeskab Dialogerne er også lige så hyggelige sjove og smådrillende som de er når man i virkeligheden taler med sine venner og veninder Det giver bare en lun feel good fornemmelse når Lisa kan kalde Simran for ‘dumme ko’ uden at Simran tager det ilde op og bliver fornærmet Det beviser også hvor gode veninder de er Da jeg intet kender til raceproblemer mellem indere og sorte i England kan jeg ikke udtale mig om hvor udbredt problemet er nu i 2012 men det må jo være ganske stort når Bali Rai ofte fortæller hvordan politiet bliver indblandet i bandekrigene Derfor var det også dejligt at lære noget nytKunne være spændende at debattereMan kan hurtigt får det til at lyde forkert hvis man siger at en bog kunne være god til undervisningsbrug i folkeskolen for dansklærerne vælger ofte sådan nogle kedelige bøger som de elskede fra deres egen skoletid Men det er også derfor ‘Det sidste tabu’ kunne være god at læse i klassen for den handler om vores tid her og nu og den skildrer bare så mange følelser både pigernes og drengenes at alle kan finde nogen at identificere sig medBali Rai lægger ikke skjul på at han ønsker det sidste tabu nedbrudt men derudover er der heller ikke nogle bedrevidende og moraliserende pegefingre når drengene slås og pigerne sviner hinanden til og det er faktisk rigtig rart for det skaber et stort rum og en respekt for at man som læser godt kan danne sig sin egen mening Det er også derfor bogen kunne være spændende at debattere i en klasse Der er ikke én sandhed der er mange Ligesom i alt andet her i livet


  4. Milly Paris Milly Paris says:

    35 starsI picked this up as it seemed like a classic YA that I should have already read by now I've been putting off reading it for literally years but I finally decided to read it and I'm glad I did Yes it has that early noughties cringe teenage writing that is very outdated now but the story was still strong and has a lovely meaning It still feels real despite the cringeworthy language Also I was even surprised by the ending A good read that I'd definitely recommend to younger teens It's also great to read a YA love story that isn't from a white very Western point of view


  5. Georgie Georgie says:

    A very interesting look at the racism that exists between some Asian and some black communitiesSeventeen year old Simran fancies Tyrone a boy from a neighbouring school the first time she sees him It turns out he fancies her back and after making him work for it a little they begin to date But there's one problem Tyrone is black and Simran is Asian A lot of people in her community whether Asian black or white disagree with interracial dating including some members of her own extended family There is particular tension between members of the local Asian and black communities with fights breaking out between some youths on either side Simran has to decide whether she wants to face up to the prejudice and how to deal with it even if it means going against members of her own familyI thought this book was topical and dealt with a difficult and complex issue without preaching I liked that both Simran and Tyrone were typical teenagers they weren't saint like heroes fighting prejudice they were regular teenagers who fancy one another and have the misfortune to run into racist attitudes and then have to work out how the hell to deal with it They both made mistakes and said stupid things as well as smart things which made them realistic and sympathetic I liked Simran's mum dad and older brother David who also has to deal with racism as his best friend is black and some of his cousins are racist Simran's grandfather who has of a role at the very end of the book was awesome too I want to adopt him The 'love' stuff was a little bit eye roll inducing but typical teenage first love stuff I'm just old and cynical I liked Tyrone as well it would have been cool to get of his side of the story in addition to Simran's and David'sI also like that this book shows that while friendship and love can overcome racism it does still exist and in many forms


  6. okyrhoe okyrhoe says:

    A uick read I wasn't too impressed by this book compared to unarranged marriage I was distracted by the shift in voice between the segments Simran and David in the first person but the cousins's and the grandfather's passages in the third I can't help feeling there's a lack of balance or at least a lack of focus because of this I feel that the oversimplification of the 'other' side detracts from the complexity of the issue It's easy to perceive the cousins uncles as types rather than characters representing only hatred and agressive behavior without explaining the whys and wherefores of this phenomenon In the end it's not clearly explained how the uncles cousins are intolerant while Simran's father brother aren't How can this be given the understanding nature of the grandfather? I can interpret the cousins whose actions are guided by the Desi Posse code for on this see Gautam Malkani's Londonstani but the matter of the uncles remains undeciphered given the concluding revelation of the grandfather's personality


  7. Julie Julie says:

    Simran comes from uite a modern Punjabi family her own parents had to fight disapproval over their own marriage and seem laid back and very non traditional It then comes as a shock to simran when she falls in love with Tyrone who just happens to be black she comes up against shocking prejudice from her own extended family especially her own cousins who you would think being brought up in multicultural nation would be ok It is uite an eye opener to realise that racism is not just between black and white but can rear its ugly head anywhere As the couple get closer they run into problems there has already been violent outbursts amongst the 2 different cultures It seems as if no one is happy about this match and the violence starts to get out of hand with a very shocking ending I found this book to be a bit slow starting and took me a while to get into the characters but towards the end especially when the older generations started to get involved it really took off


  8. Mary Mary says:

    I found this an excellent story It's a uick read and when I got towards the end I couldn't have put it down if I'd tried I found it uite gripping as events unfolded The race issues gave me much to think about as the things that happen in the book could and probably do really happen I really got involved with the characters I very much liked Simran's parents with the calm way they treated the situation when they became aware of her new boyfriend and the fact that they did show dissaproval of the language that they used


  9. Elly Elly says:

    I can see the appeal of this book and I think it's a useful book to have around teenagers but I'm a bit above the age range it's targeted at I'd recommend this book to teenagers who haven't had any kind of exposure to racial tension because I think it's very sobering and I liked the fact that we saw things from the point of view of the attackers as well just to get a balanced viewpointSo yes not for me but excellent for teenagers


  10. Simran Simran says:

    This book was amazing i couldn't let go of it and read it withing 3hours such an amazing novel


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The Last Taboo Simran likes Tyrone from the moment she spots him in the crowd He's gorgeous and he won't take no for an answer There's just one problem Tyrone is black and Simran's not sure how her family will react Even though her parents were a 'love match' and married each other against the wishes of their families Simran doesn't think they will approve of her having a black boyfriend and her nightmare uncles and aunts certainly won't Like her cousin Ruby says it's the last tabooBut