JAMB 2019 Recommended Novel for Exam on Use of English – SWEET SIXTEEN (16) – a coming of age story by Bolaji Abdullahi is the recommended Novel for JAMB UTME use of English. We summarized the novel to enable have clue of the novel before your exam day. Our major interest is your success. Try to go through the summary and as well try getting yours to enable you prepare very well.
Sweet Sixteen is an indispensable guide for young adults finding their way through the confusing triangle of the big, wide world. It is indeed an interesting story.
I know you may be wondering of the number of pages the novel may have. It is just 157 pages which may not take you more than a week to finish.
Sweet 16 that succeeds In Dependence was written by Bolaji Abdullahi and was published on 1st February, 2017.
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Review and Summary of the novel Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi
In Bolaji Abdullahi’s Sweet Sixteen, the protagonist, 16 year old Aliya, whom her father refers to adoringly as ‘My First Lady,’ bombards her father with questions, some of which threw her journalist father off balance.
‘’Okay Daddy, what does HAK and KOTL mean?,’’Aliya asked. And when the father expressed his ignorance of the acronyms, Aliya gleefully supplied them; ‘’HAK means ‘Hugs and Kisses’ while KOTL means ‘Kiss On The Lips’.
And when she added that some students were caught on the school’s basketball court at night having ‘’53X’ (s3x), Mr Bello almost fainted. ‘’But…how do you know all these?,’’ he asked almost in consternation, to which Aliya replied: ‘’Come on Daddy, everybody knows these things.”
In his debut fictional work, Bolaji Abdullahi, who has written extensively over the years on politics, policy and development, laid bare in an absorbing page-turner, murky truths and hitherto unspeakable issues in the ever-challenging world of teenagers and young adults.
Divided into seven sections; The Letter, The Drive, Work, The Gandhi Test, Dating, Stereotype and Beauty, Sweet Sixteen’s central focus is a series of conversations between Mr Bello and her 16-year-old intelligent and precocious daughter on the ‘facts of life.’
These are topics which the book’s editor, Molara Wood, referred to on the book’s cover jacket as ‘’everything a teenage girl ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.”
In pushing out his themes, the author finds a good ally in Aliya Bello, a teenager with a curious, fascinating and inquisitive mind and a devoted as well as a responsible father.
Mr Bello, as expected of any good father, took responsibility for the education of his daughter, including the tricky but very important aspect of s3x education.
Aliya is, therefore, fortunate to have a father who does not leave her to struggle alone with the demons that usually torment teenagers when awash in a flood of hormones and the pull of peer pressure.
The result is a compelling tale, loaded with morality and textured with a rich lyrical prose and young adult lingo…story-story, my bestie, OMG among others.
So there you have it, we wish you success in advance.
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