Happy Birthday Nikki! This book is the birthday of Nikki Maxwell! Yay! Not so fast! She has to get over some challenges like her mom not letting her have a luau and cutting the budget to 100 dollars! She also loses the invitations and has other problems.
Thirteen-year-old Koly faces arranged marriage, a type of marriage common in India. Her family is troubled with finding a dowry. The parents of the man's side are very secretive about the condition for their son. The marriage day comes and they are married with coughs in between. A few days later the condition is more worse then before and they go to the Ganga or Ganges River and take a bath. This is a cheerful moment for Koly, who is enjoying the last few hours of her husband's life with him. A few days later, Koly becomes a widow and she is left by herself in a new place. She meets a boy and the fall in love. And finally, it is a happy ending!