Jamb Recommended Novel “Sweet Sixteen (16)” |summary and possible questions

Jamb  Recommended Novel “Sweet Sixteen (16)” |summary and possible questions & everything you need to know about it

Most jamb candidates have been searching for and asking about the possible novel jamb will release for the jamb exams.

Sweet Sixteen jamb Novel summary 2019/2020

It’s no news that the joint admission and Matriculation board jamb from year to year do change the Novel for use of English Language. So this year they have done it again by introducing a new but interesting novel you should not miss if you want to pass the jamb exams

What’s the recommended Novel for  jamb?


The Novel jamb will be making use of remains a new novel and the title is Sweet Sixteen.
Most questions in jamb use of English Language will be drawn from Sweet Sixteen. A serious student by now should be reading this Novel, trying to find out the possible questions jamb might set from it.

Who is the Author of jamb  Novel titled Sweet Sixteen?

The author of this Novel is Bolaji Abdullahi, this jamb  Novel belong to the Genre of Fiction.

When I first went through this novel titled Sweet Sixteen i discovered that it has a total page of 157 and i also found out the book was published around February 1, 2017.
So Sweet Sixteen remains a new book which means that the  candidates will be the first to make use of this novel and by God’s grace we are sure candidates of  will still make use of this Novel.

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How long will it take me to finish sweet 16 if i start reading it now?

Remember that we said the book has a total page of 157, now what determines the number of days you will be able to read it lies on several factors and they are:

  1. Your seriousness and determination
  2. The amount of time you allocate to it.
  3. How fast you are able to comprehend and finish up a page.

So let’s say you where able to finish at least 10 pages a day, if we are to go by this calculation it will take an average student about 15 days to be through with this jamb novel.

Advice : Don’t just read this novel once and dump it, you ought to read it over and over again so that you can internalize it, digest it properly.

How can i get the  jamb novel titled Sweet Sixteen?

  • You will get it when you purchase your jamb form. This means it will come along with your jamb form once you purchase the form.
  • Another option is to look for it in the market or popular bookstore around town or simply work into the nearest cbt center to ask for it.

Short Description of Sweet Sixteen

Aliya needs to continually remind her dad that she isn’t a kid yet ‘a youthful grown-up.’ He doesn’t generally concur with her.

Yet, now that she is turning sixteen, he is sitting up and paying heed. The normal birthday card from him is replaced by a present and no holds barred letter – a page for every year she has lived.

It shows the lessons he has endeavored to encourage her and the intelligence he has endeavored to pass to her. It unburdens the hot questions she has about existence and now and then shows through the cluelessness of parental units.

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Aliya questions her identity and why she is; with her dad as a guide on this adventure of discovery. A connecting with transitioning guide on life and love for the adolescent young lady.

Review And Summary of Jamb Novel “Sweet Sixteen”

In Bolaji Abdullahi’s Sweet Sixteen, the protagonist, 16-year-old Aliya, whom her father refers to adoringly as ‘My First Lady,’ bombards her father with questions, some of which threw her journalist father off balance.

‘’Okay Daddy, what does HAK and KOTL mean?,’’Aliya asked. And when the father expressed his ignorance of the acronyms, Aliya gleefully supplied them; ‘’HAK means ‘Hugs and Kisses’ while KOTL means ‘Kiss On The Lips’.

And when she added that some students were caught on the school’s basketball court at night having ‘’53X’ (s3x), Mr Bello almost fainted. ‘’But…how do you know all these?,’’ he asked almost in consternation, to which Aliya replied: ‘’Come on Daddy, everybody knows these things.”

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In his debut fictional work, Bolaji Abdullahi, who has written extensively over the years on politics, policy and development, laid bare in an absorbing page-turner, murky truths and hitherto unspeakable issues in the ever-challenging world of teenagers and young adults.

Divided into seven sections; The Letter, The Drive, Work, The Gandhi Test, Dating, Stereotype and Beauty, Sweet Sixteen’s central focus is a series of conversations between Mr Bello and her 16-year-old intelligent and precocious daughter on the ‘facts of life.’

These are topics which the book’s editor, Molara Wood, referred to on the book’s cover jacket as ‘’everything a teenage girl ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.”

Another part of the book’s blurb referred to it as ‘’a parenting manual and a guidebook for young adults.”

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The above notwithstanding, sociologists, educationists and policy-makers, as well as parents and guardians, are still divided on how much ‘sensitive’ information, especially on s3x education, should be divulged to teenagers.

For example, in a recent UK survey, more than half of parents do not think s3x education should be taught to children at school. According to a poll by baby product website babychild.org.uk; ‘’Many think it is inappropriate to teach children about s3x, whilst others think it should be a parent’s choice to inform their own children.”

However, on the other side of the coin, it is believed that, just as Aliya put it in Sweet Sixteen, most teenagers are already aware of what adults seem to be hiding from them.

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According to one expert; ‘’Comprehensive s3x education doesn’t encourage kids to have s3x. Just like abstinence-only programmes, good comprehensive programmes teach students that abstinence is the only surefire way to prevent pregnancy and STDs.

The difference is that these programmes also give students realistic and factual information about the safety of various s3xual practices, and how to improve the odds.’’

In writing Sweet Sixteen, BolajiAbdullahi, a former Nigerian Minister of Youths and Sports, among other previous jobs, must have critically weighed the above positions before taking on a smorgasbord of young adult topics that ranged from bullying, dating, stereotype, ethics and s3x education, among others.

In pushing out his themes, the author finds a good ally in Aliya Bello, a teenager with a curious, fascinating and inquisitive mind and a devoted as well as a responsible father.

Mr Bello, as expected of any good father, took responsibility for the education of his daughter, including the tricky but very important aspect of s3x education.

Aliya is, therefore, fortunate to have a father who does not leave her to struggle alone with the demons that usually torment teenagers when awash in a flood of hormones and the pull of peer pressure.

The result is a compelling tale, loaded with morality and textured with a rich lyrical prose and young adult lingo…story-story, my bestie, OMG among others.

The storyline has an upper-middle-class flavour with luxuriant meals, leisurely Saturday drives and a Mrs Bello, the nurse, often distant from father and daughter.

But in the hinterland between fact and fiction, the author is able to deftly sift the core values from the emotion, the treat from the trick and for this, parents and guardians will forever be grateful.

From the above we have written down, you shouldn’t use this summary to take a final decision or conclusion, go out there to get this Novel, if you can’t get it through Jamb, don’t forget we also said that you can get it in any recognized bookstore nationwide wide.

Another place we mentioned about is in jamb accredited center, walk up to any of them you know tell them you need this novel and they will quickly hand it over to you for a token.

Now that the  jamb is already here at our door post, you don’t need to fold your arms and start counting the ceiling, pick up jamb syllabus and start preparing for the great jamb coming up.

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12 thoughts on “Jamb Recommended Novel “Sweet Sixteen (16)” |summary and possible questions”

    1. Victoria Chukwuemeka

      Thanks for helping me out with this
      You are such a darling I believe that if I follow your advice I will pass and trust me u will follow it thanks

  1. Thanks for your help , advise and support ,I will definitely follow it on, once more thank you very much I will try my hardest.

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