Faces In The Water E–pub Free
Life and those of others "as wellThe delicateness with which the subject is handled makes one wish that instead of "wellThe delicateness with which the subject is handled makes one
WISH THAT INSTEAD OF WITH SUCHthat instead of with such topics in a gory and brash and too obvious a manner as our television serials are wont to do the makers would take a esson or two from this writer on how a story and a message can be beautifully rolled into one dis is a v good book dis tells us abt d social evil ie d female infanticide girls r powerful abt d social evil ie d female infanticide girls r powerful boys which is nt needed 2 b proved dis book makes us aware of d crises a family face becoz of its deeds IT WAS AN AMAAZING BOOKWANT MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS This book is a hard one to rate It deals with such a uintessentially South Asian issue that you feel bad for both On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PS liking and disliking this book You can t possiblyike a book about female infanticide Then again if you hated it that would make you one of them Now about the story I actually A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) liked the way the topic was introduced and the fun uirky ghost story that followed BUT I absolutely hated the ending It just didn t work for me The author was being an apologist when he neatly tied it all up with ribbons and a bow for us The redemption arc was so foolish it almost soundedike an apology on behalf of child murderers They should have been punished in a HUGE way Thus the ending ruined the book in a big way Otherwise this book could have been a ground breaking one in Children s I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad literature WOW Powerful articulate and creative What a way to empower a future generation ofittle boys to become men who understand and value gender euity A really clever presentation of the gender issues in Indian families told from the perspective of an adolescent boy in a magical realism esue novel Awsome Beautifully written about Female infanticide. Rmi and the ghost girls be able to avenge the evil that has taken place and prevent yet another unspeakable atrocity from occurringFunny yet sensitive and immensely powerful Faces in the Water is the story of Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children livesost to appease our society’s insatiable hunger for male children and the price families pay for its sak. I both Dragonsbane loved and hated this book so I m averaging it out to 3 stars Loved because it s such a brilliant and courageous idea to write aight hearted book for young adults about such a terrible social evil as female infanticide Sometimes sad and sometimes really funny with memorable characters and a strong element of suspense this book holds your interest throughout I also oved the Punjabi family attitudes the external solidarity and i Faces In The Water is throughout I also oved the Punjabi family attitudes the external solidarity and i Faces In The Water is book that deals with female infanticide in India I Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator like how the author managed to tackle a subject as sensitive as this and presented it in a way that could appeal to everyone even young teens It s written well in a way that captures and holds your interest at every page It s definitely worth reading An Ibsen esueook at a social ill through a children s story Lots of "ACTION BUT THE END A BIT WEAK IT "but the end was a bit weak have been tied up better ancient and rich Diwanchand family is famous for having only sons You can sense the horrible secret behind this as you find out that all the children of this family are born in their ancestral farmhouse Gurmeet or Gurmi the only son of one of the Diwanchand brothers is sent to Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India live in the farmhouse when his house in Delhi is shut for renovations His mother forbids him to step anywhere close to the well that is attached to the farmhouseLike any other 15 year old Gurmeet does exactly what he is forbidden to and unearths the secret behind the unbrokenine of Diwanchand family s sons The beautiful girls who were Desperate (Bad Baker Boys, lowered into the well to keep the tradition alive are now a series of ghosts he discoversYou could be forgiven for thinking this makes the story spooky and gruesome It does not With a deft and gentle touch Ranjit Lal turns this. What do you do when you discover an unspeakable truth about your parentsThe Diwanchand family boasted of having only sons no daughters The water from a magical well in their farmhouse was the reason behind this ‘good fortune’ they said One day fifteen year old Gurmi sets out toook for the well and what he sees cha. Story into a fantasy where the girls show their brother that had they ived everyone s ife would have been much fun and enrichedEven lived everyone s ife would have been much fun and enrichedEven Gurmeet tries to struggle with the enormity of the crime he is amazed at the calmness with which the girls accept the atrocity and refuse to strike back despite having some ghostly powers Soon Gurmeet finds he has a bigger problem in handThe novel is YA young adult fiction hence the story is kept simple and sweet There are a few plot holes for instance if the women "were pregnant so often surely the neighbours remarked on how the women "pregnant so often surely the neighbours remarked on how the women up without a child at the end of it It could be explained away as a stillborn birth but so freuently If we set aside this there is nothing to crib about because the story has a beautiful heart it brings out how much a girl child enriches the How Drawings Work lives of the familyI am a fan of Ranjit Lal s writing Ioved his book The ife and times of Altu Faltu His writings on birds appear freuently in magazines When my 12 year old gave me Ranjit Lal s Faces in the Water and said Read I was taken aback because though she is a voracious reader she rarely does that I guess she assumes that what interests her may not be of interest to me though there are a ot of books that I do read once she has read them Keeping up with the times you know Anyway Faces in the Water was a surprise A pleasant one Here is a book for young adults and maybe kids who are serious readers A book that deals with the subject of female infanticide in a gentle manner Is that possible Yes Ranjit makes it possible and even puts in enough dollops of humour Just the right mix of fun in a very serious topic Gurmeet the protagonist makes a discovery that not only makes him understand Whisper Loudly life but changes his. Nges everyone’s world forever The faces of three girlsook up at him from the water and draw him into a world of fun games and cyber magic and Gurmi has to face up to an unnerving truth as murky as the surreal wellWhat terrible crimes have been committed behind the walls of the rambling Diwanchand family home Will Gu.