Things don’t go as planned every time. But it’s important to make the best of what you have and adapt to it. Find happiness in small things, don’t give up and always be grateful.
It’s about Nandini Venkat, a 15 year old girl, who goes on a murder-solving adventure from her room, since where she lives – The Lily and Daisy Twin Apartments, were sealed off by the BMC after one positive case of Covid-19 was detected.
If there are genres in ghost stories, they are all in here. Along with some strange settings, from Mumbai local trains to park benches to even a graveyard in USA. All in all, these are eleven dark and twisted stories, with a contemporary India thread running through.
Abbakka is your typical warrior princess in training, a skilled archer, fierce, courageous, witty and embodies an easily likeable character as the protagonist. A girl thirsty for any sort of adventure as she sets out into dangerous missions to track down spies in her seas. She accompanies her mother whom she has a strong bond with in stopping the firangis (Portuguese) from capturing their precious pepper crop.
The pandemic year gave Aarini my teen, an awesome opportunity to explore many new books – different genres and authors.
Title – Esperanza Rising Author – Pam Munoz Ryan Published by Scholastic Type – Paperback Recommended Age – 8-12 years I am writing this review post on behalf of my daughter Prisha Ambi (9 years…Continue Reading