T21 in Downs Lane is an attempt to provide insight into the life of people with special needs. Not a grand heroic narrative, the book focuses on the daily struggles that the protagonist faces as he suffers from Down Syndrome. Emotional and perceptive, this book gives a broad perspective into the lives of people who are marginalised and side-lined
Everyone Has a Story 2 talks about love and friendship and how important they are in one’s life. It also talks about the struggles that creep in a relationship whenever it is time to take the next step forward. Overall, the book does encourage perseverance and not losing hope but that’s pretty much it.
The Least Favorite Child is the story of Rivka, who at the tender age of six was sent away by her parents to a military training school in compliance with their country’s conscript law. The book is an ideal one for lovers of action and war reads. The narration is made real by a lot of descriptions of the scenes and the weapons and technology.
Avatar of Protector is a modern-day mythological fiction that promises a good amount of action and adventure. I love how sci-fi elements like space travel, high tech vimanas, supercomputers of the future and other such things also find their way into the story. Children will definitely enjoy it as it has just the right dose of action and adventure
The Full Circle by Namrata Gupta is an easy read and would be perfect for new readers. It is a mix of romance, drama and mystery. Though the drama and romance far outweigh the mystery elements, the book puts forth a delectable combination that is both refreshing and entertaining.
A book of this sort is a promise of exciting adventures, fights that make you hold your breath and deaths you will lament over. Be rest assured of every one of these when you pick up The Scarlet Turban. The story of a brave warrior and his companions, a winding journey, the wise words of mentors and a single focus: revenge.
From Emptiness to Happiness narrates the story of a compassionate and impulsive anaesthesiologist, Dr. Riya, and her tryst with love. Riya meets Samith and through their story, the reader gets a glimpse into the lives of medical professionals, their doubts, insecurities and decisions.
The Upside of Unrequited is a YA Fiction by Becky Albertalli. It revolves around Molly Peskin-Suso, a chubby teenage girl suffering from self-image issues. Molly has a gorgeous twin sister Cassie who has always been a winner at the dating game and this too doesn’t do much to boost Molly’s morale.
Yes, My Accent is Real is full of tales rich with experiences and wisdom which will be helpful to many people who are struggling with the cultural shock of moving to America. It will also be helpful to aspiring actors and people who plan to move to America for college or job.
The Cryptic Key is a modern day mythological thriller. It promises adventure, as well as fantasy and people who love the idea of quests and treasure hunting, will surely find it a good read. It gives you an altogether new approach to look at Indian mythology and its ancient customs.
The book is a collection of 9 short stories which have been compiled by Ruskin Bond. The collection includes stories not just written by Ruskin Bond but also by other eminent authors like Arthur Conan Doyle, Alice Perrin, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, C.A. Kincaid etc.
Who Are You Stranger? is a romantic thriller. The book is interesting and even though it has certain issues, I remember always looking forward to the next page – page after page. It is one of those reads that work best when one isn’t a regular reader and picks up books only once in a while.