Wacky YA Novel Examines Decisiveness and Grief of a Sikh-American Boy
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon is a wacky debut young adult romp that takes place in and around Fresno during an over-the-top night for the title character. Sunny Gill’s presence is expected at two conflicting events that evening: the barsi for his older brother and the Snollygoster Soiree where his heavy metal band is scheduled to perform for a gathering of other fan fiction fanatics. Instead, Sunny chooses to fill with a series of rash decisions the notebook his brother Goldy left him.
Decisions don’t come easily for Sunny, but he’s determined to make some pretty reckless and impulsive ones. Goldy, who died of alcohol poisoning a year earlier, was gay, alcoholic, carefree, and cool. Sunny is the complete opposite, but he bravely makes his first rash decisions.
- Change face. (He shaves his beard, cuts his hair, discards his turban.)
- Go to prom. (He wants the “Very Important Prom Experience” even without a date.)