Meet Marya Khan. Marya is turning eight and she really, really wants a big henna party for her birthday. Her rich neighbor, Alexa, always throws big parties with big events and lots of fancy food. Marya feels jealous, so she lies to Alexa and claims that she is going to have an even bigger, more awesome party. However, Marya’s parents never let her do big parties so she needs to somehow convince them. And she needs to do it quickly.
I liked the story and the art. I liked the vibrant colors and intricate patterns on the cover of the book. My favorite character is Marya because she is cute, funny, and I like her big, poofy pants and pigtails. My favorite part is the part where Marya tries to cook but it turns into a disaster. I think it’s funny that Marya keeps asking her parents about having a party over and over again. I recommend this book to people who like books about celebrations and parties.