The Compulsive Reader: The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami

Dini and Maddie are finally reunited when Dini heads back to Washington D.C. with famous movie star Dolly Singh in tow to help celebrate the release of her latest movie in the United States. Things start to go wrong almost immediately, though. Dolly's passport goes missing, the girls need to find someone to bake a cake for the event, a runaway elephant is on the loose...and there are no rose petal milkshakes to be found. Dini faces some of her biggest challenges in problem solving—can she still pull off the event?

Like The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic is charming and funny, with a fun cast of quirky and lovable characters. Dini and Maddie are excited to be reunited for such an exciting event, but they quickly discover that their relationship has changed slightly while Dini was in India, and Dini struggles with jealousy over Maddie's new friend and frustration with Maddie herself. The girls have to work together to solve a lot of Dolly's problems, especially as Dini learns that for being such a fabulous movie star, Dolly is not a very good problem-solver. Lucky for her, she has Dini, Maddie, and many new friends on her side, and with a lot of charm and luck, Dolly's movie release celebration comes together in unexpectedly perfect ways.

Cover Comments: I love how Dini is chasing after the elephant on this cover--so fun and cute! The design scheme for this book and the prequel fit the tone of the novels so well. I love it.

This book will be available on August 13th, 2013!

E-galley provided by publisher.


LinWash said...

That is a MUST HAVE! I loved the Grand Plan to Fix Everything.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Me too! You won't be disappointed with this one!