Seventeen Takes

by Naima Kalra Gupta

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4461-4
  2. Pages: 148 pages
  3. Date: December 2016


Seventeen Takes is a mix of fiction and non-fiction pieces about everything a teenager experiences, ranging from growing up, formulating a self-identity and realizing (or not) who you are. Written by a seventeen-year-old, this is a coming-of-age book but not in a traditional sense. It’s not about heartbreak or enduring friendships or alcohol and partying. It’s about the self, the war that wages within all of us. Figuring out what to do with one’s life, lamenting the loss of innocent childhood, coming to terms with changing beliefs and ideals, developing new ideas are themes that feature prominently in this collection. Simple yet poignant, fiercely individualistic yet easily relatable, Seventeen Takes is a book that will resonate with everyone on the cusp of adulthood.


Naima Kalra Gupta is a seventeen-year-old studying at Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. Born and bought up in Delhi, she loves reading, writing and playing basketball. She is extremely passionate about math, unusual for someone who writes, and has interest in politics and wishes to pursue both these subjects in college. She began writing in the ninth grade and subsequently started her own blog.

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