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Perfect by Cecilia Ahern, reviewed by Tara Mallikage

Celestine lives in a society which claims people to be morally and ethically perfect. Guild determines the morality of the acts of the people in the society. People who disobey … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton; reviewed by Yusra Aziz-Eliyas

Tiny Pretty Things – Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton Delve in the lives of Beautiful Ballerinas The first of a series of two for teens, the book takes you through … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

The House of a Hundred Stories by Mariam Karim-Ahlawat

Sometimes in distant, clouded dreams A wondrous house I still espy, And all it’s friendly memories Touch me like a happy sigh.   Where as little children we learnt To love … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Asmara’s Summer by Andaleeb Wajid

See, I don’t claim to know much of Bangalore besides Sadashivnagar where I live, and Indiranagar and Koramangala and, of course, places like M.G. Road and Brigade Road. But there’s … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

‘My life is stuck and you’ve just got to do something to get yourself free. Anything.’…..from Jonathan Unleashed. Jonathan suffers from Weltschmerz and his work and love life cannot be worse than they already are. … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins

Neel is not happy about the ambitions his parents harbor for him. He is intelligent, and they want him to win the scholarship that will take him away from the … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

‘It’s a shame, starting out your first day on the planet as a murderer but there you go, I didn’t have much choice at the time. Still, I could live … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top Children’s Books In India in 2015

An incredibly great number of children’s books were published in India. We reviewed many on The Good Book Corner, but there were more reads out there! So we asked the … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vikram and the Vampire by Natasha Sharma

Growing up on a staple of Indian folktales, most of us are familiar with Vikram and Betal, and in this book Natasha Sharma brings some of these stories to life! … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

When She Went Away by Andaleeb Wajid

Sixteen year old Maria Suleiman wakes up one morning to find her mother missing. Their breakfasts are laid out on the dining table as are their packed school lunches. And … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment
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