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This book is about a twelve-year-old girl Nisha, who is half Muslim and half Hindu.
It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule. It has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The division has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds are killing people due to religious conflicts. Nisha lost her mother when she was young, the riots surrounding the partition will not let them live peacefully. Her father decides that it is too dangerous to stay in Pakistan after the partition so they decide to go to India.
She and her family are refugees. They embark on a long and perilous journey.
This is a very poignant tale about war and loss. This book narrates the most terrible period in Indian history in the form of a letters written by Nisha to her deceased mother.
This enlightens readers on how India was during the partition and how refugees suffered through all of it. This is a moving tale that haunts you and makes you wonder how a human being can kill others without thinking twice.
This book is appropriate for both adults and teenagers. It teaches how grateful one should be for what one has and how brave and courageous one has to be during tough times.
The book is written in a simple yet fascinating manner. It gets the reader hooked from the very beginning. It is very touching and transports you to that time when the partition of India happened.
This is an amazing story for middle schoolers especially if they are trying to learn about India during 1947.
I give this book 5 stars out of 5 and recommend it to ages 11+.