Maya is a twelve-year-old struggling, like most kids her age, with growing up. For her, it means dealing with bullies, online school an annoying elder brother and of course her expectations from herself. The book starts with what seems like a dream where she’s in some sort of a bowl and a very alien place.
This book is about a girl and her struggle with being body shamed and her subsequent struggles at loving herself. Ananya, a bright teenager who loves baking, is fat shamed by friends at a birthday party, after which she transforms into a biryani hating, salad eating, cracker munching, hangry, “work in progress” woman, who sees nothing but her fat bulges in the mirror.
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.
Ahimsa by the author Supriya Kelkar is about India’s fight for Independence through the eyes of a ten year old girl, Anjali. The story revolves around Anjali’s life when her mum joined the ‘Quit India’ movement. The drastic changes in her life, the risks her parents took along with the people who were part of the movement, the peer pressure she experienced from her classmates because her parents were part of the movement and also because she treated the ‘untouchables’ like a normal human being.
Book: The Magic of the Lost Temple Author: Sudha Murty Type: Paperback Age group: 8+ years It happens so many times, that I want to time travel into my past, especially my childhood and experience…Continue Reading