Rating – 5/5
One line for the book: Fascinating story with an amazing narration
About the book: The book brings out the way blacks and whites were distinguished back in 1930s.
What I love about the book: The best part of the book is that it is narrated by an eight-year-old girl. So, you see the world from the eyes of a small girl who understands only half the things that she says or hears. I was amazed to see how an eight-year-old could stop a dispute - something that a big group of adults could not do. The book also makes you understand how good parenting and good neighbourhood builds the character of a child.
What I did not like about the book: The tragedy.
What I learned from the book:
- Good parenting and good neighbourhood brings out the best in a child.
- Kids understand things more than what we expect from them. They are the best-behaved beings on earth if we nurture them well.
- Society has prejudice based on one’s caste and colour.