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Friday, October 30, 2015
From India to CA
Published: April 5th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks
First Published: March 15th 201
I had several friends that loved this book, which is why I wanted to read it in the first place. So while I may want to say I was surprised by how much I loved it, that isn't quite the case. Instead I went into it expecting to fall for it, and that's exactly what happened.
Starting with a tiny detail, I really loved that the main character, the secret daughter, was exactly my age. Obviously it's a little thing, but it made it easy to tell how old she was as time moved in the story. Also while I really don't feel that old, you could definitely tell how much has changed since the 80s by reading the chapters from that time period.
Slightly less superficial, I loved the scenes in India. It's a country I'm really curious about, although I haven't read very much about it, so I loved getting to experience it through these words.
Most important to the book were the characters and the story. It's a book I couldn't seem to stop reading and one that brought me to tears. It's actually been a while since I've finished reading it (I've actually finished reading two other books since), but even so it's one that's still fresh in my mind and I imagine will continue to be for quite a long time.