I am probably writing a book review after the longest time. Not trying to compete with any book review sites out there, I just tried to follow a simple structure to read and write from now on!
2020 might be a year of books. I don’t know. Anyhow, reviewing today this book my Kamalini Natesan. You can get it from Amazon Books.
The only reason I am giving this book a 3.5 is because I have actually outgrown books which talk about young adults.
But if I don’t pay heed to that fact, this is a very precise and visual book. Right from the moment when Suchu steps into a foreign land to the climax scene of this book, you can actually visualize everything happening. Natesan has a great knack for story-telling.
You will agree with me when you read the letters that Suchu exchanges with her family, back in India. These letters are an emotional treat! I could personally connect to the parent-child relationship these letters portray because I come from a middle – class Bengali family in Delhi and I am the girl who leaves her parents for the first time to live a culturally different land. The relationship between her parents and herself evolves with the distance.
Suchu’s journey of self-discovery is described well. She falls in love amidst everything. How is the cross-cultural love story taken by her parents? Does she come back to India after her school gets over?
The pace of the book is good. It doesn’t take much time interpret everything that the author has to say. It is definitely worth a read.
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