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Mayil Will Not Be Quiet!

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Meet Mayil Ganeshan, 12 going on spirited 13, who finally has her chance to say all she wants. But the diary for her is also an important step towards becoming 'Mayilwriter', to make up for all the stories she hasn't completed and the novel that didn't know where it was going. So she begins. What she gives is a spontaneous, sensitive, honest, intimate and often hilarious ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by tulika publishers
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Aug 08, 2016 Sharanya rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of book I would have loved to read when I was a curious teenager. Maybe it needed someone from my generation to write this? This book surprised me with its insights and with just how much FUN it was. And three cheers to the Room of One's Own inclusion. My mother read it before I did, and loved it too :)
Nov 15, 2012 Smitha rated it it was amazing
Mayil is a spirited, 12, going on 13-year-old girl. Full of life, opinions, witty, mischievous, she just cannot be quiet. Mayil dreams of being a writer when she grows up – Mayilwriter, and her dad gets her a diary to practice her writing in and to try and be quiet.

‘Mayil will not be quiet’ transports you into the life of a pre-teen, in today’s world, which while being similar in emotions and feelings that we had while growing up, also has today’s distractions and problems that a child might fac
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Aug 24, 2015 Ed Goodbooks rated it liked it
Anil Menon reviews the book on Goodbooks: "Mayil Ganeshan, the twelve-year-old heroine of Mayil Will Not Be Quiet, which won the Bal Sahitya Puraskar this year, is a diarist who wants to be a fiction writer. Diarists live in the hope, of course, that their private, unmediated, and unspeakably intimate entries will be read by someone who has no business reading them. Mayil too records her daily experiences for the benefit of a future reader. As she herself confesses: “I need to find a lock for ...more
Sep 03, 2012 Rahmath rated it really liked it
I read the book after many recommended it to me in the blog world. It is written through the eyes of a 12- 13 year old Mayil Ganeshan. At first it was dis belief that greeted me as i felt that the English used was too refined. Then I corrected myself because as a diary writer i know that children can write quite well. As I kept on reading it grew even more interesting. Mayil asked questions which we have asked as teens. Issues of Gender stereotyping and sex are addressed quite subtly. Maybe with ...more
Jan 27, 2015 Gowri rated it really liked it
I'm a major fan of Mayil author Sowmya Rajendran's blog. That's the reason I picked up Mayil from the library.

In one line, this book is a real nostalgia-trigger.

The twelve-year old Mayil reminds you of your own childhood in South India - playing FLAMES, the travails of keeping your diary away from your prying younger brother, crushes at school...

At the end of the book, Mayil becomes so real that you forget that you are reading words written by someone else in whose imagination Mayil exists.

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Vinay Leo R.

There's much to be loved in children's fiction, and it's wonderful that a good children's book can be enjoyed by grown ups who read it too. This book is one such and I absolutely loved reading it. Mayil is a character that will remain in your heart for a long time after you finish reading it, as are other characters like Thamarai. This book, while being informative, is one of the most fun diaries, with all the innocence of childhood. It feels, and reads like a chil
Harini Srinivasan
A year in the life of spunky Mayil Ganeshan contains a lot of adventures and some disasters, a lot of questions and some answers. It's funny and touching and very lovable. A friend told me how much her pre-teen daughter had enjoyed it, so I picked up a copy and am so glad I did! Like Sharon Creech's Absolutely Normal Chaos, its appeal lies in making you feel a part of a young and lively family. I was taken back to the years when my own children were growing up, and to earlier years when my ...more
Rupa Lavingia
Jan 07, 2016 Rupa Lavingia rated it it was amazing
Inquisitive, thoughtful, funny and fiesty, that is Mayil, a twelve year old on the verge of teens girl. The book is her diary. It reveals the world around us through the eyes of a 12-year old who is bent on scrutinising everything through and forming her own opinions. Its hilarious and insightful. It instantly fills the reader with renewed positivity and a desire to read the sequel 'Mostly Madly Mayil'.
Menaka Sankaralingam
Jan 08, 2015 Menaka Sankaralingam rated it really liked it
Mayil Ganesan, aka Mayilwriter is an aspiring author in her teens. This book is a hilarious take on growing up and the associated pains and questions in a teen's mind.
Written as Mayil's diary, this book makes an engrossing read for those who enjoy Children's literature and for those with an interest towards gender issues.
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Feb 04, 2014 Uma rated it it was amazing
Was laughing through the read... I would recommend it to all parents - gives a good insight into what goes on in the kid's mind...:-) I love the way Mayil's parents deal with situations. The language is simple and at the same time brings out the vivacity of Mayil...:-) She is colourful and perky... Loved Mayil....

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Mar 14, 2011 Samyuktha jayaprakash rated it it was amazing
It was like reading my own story! That is why I went through the pain of Adding it!
The story is about a high spirited teenage girl called Mayil and we get to take a sneak peek int her life!
It is a light read which you dont want to miss out on!
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