Book Tour Pack:Grow Up Messy! by Paromita Goswami
Title of the book: Grow Up Messy!
(A Hilarious Coming of Age Series Book1)
Author: Paromita Goswami
Genre: Middle School, Teen and YA
Publisher: Ficus India
Childhood is considered to be the best time of one’s life. What if you get a chance to live it once more with a
Misry, a naughty five-year- old girl, lives with her parents in a B.S.F border outpost near Indo-Bangladesh
border. But with no schools and friends she feels very lonely. She tries to befriend some local village kids. But
they find her incompetent in their rural antics. They nickname her Messy as most of the time she messes up
their plan. Can Misry really be a part of the gang?
Set in the early eighties, join Misry in the adventures of her life.
1. The smell of chocolate was making
Bheeru drool but he maintained his indifferent straight look.
“You can test me now,” he said.
Misry looked up and down the dirt road.
Something was going on in her mind. She
gave a wicked smile at Bheeru and said, “Okay! Shut your eyes.”
2. “Misry. Keep the toys back in the box and
come for lunch.”
“Misry. Did you hear what I said?”
Still no response.
“Are you coming or should I come
“I am coming, Ma.”
3. With all the time in her hand, she sat
down on the stool, closed her eyes and licked the toothpaste from her index finger. The peppermint flavor
transported her to a different world.
“Mashi see, Misry is eating toothpaste
again!” Raju shouted, having caught her red-
Before Madhavi appeared from her room,
Misry ran out of the house.
4. Once lunch was over, both of them went
for an afternoon nap. Misry closed her eyes pretending to sleep as Madhavi crooned a lullaby, patting her
Five minutes. No sleep.
Ten minutes. No sleep.
Twenty minutes. The crooning stopped
and eventually the gentle patting stopped too.
Misry was sure Ma was fast asleep now. She peeped through her left eye.
Madhavi was asleep beside her. Misry
opened both her eyes.
About the Author:
Paromita Goswami is a writer and storyteller by passion and a rebel by choice. She says the world is full of
stories and as a writer she loves to pen them down. Her work is not genre specific. From literary fiction to
children book to upcoming paranormal thriller and women fiction, Paromita Goswami‘s books offer the
variety of life to her readers. Grow Up Messy! is her second book. She debuted in 2015 with Shamsuddin’s
Grave, a literary fiction. Besides writing, she is also the founder of reading club that enhances book reading
habit in children. She lives in central India with her family.