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Those Days in Delhi Kindle Edition
Audio CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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About the Author
- File size : 924 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 268 pages
- Publisher : HarperCollins India; 1st edition (30 August 2019)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B07V1KP1HM
- Best Sellers Rank: #171,064 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Gudia has been dealing with middle- child syndrome ever sense her little sister, Chand was born. When she makes friends with the popular, Rupali, at school she loves the attention she starts getting. Enters Vikram- the abroad return new student in her class. He is the teenage boy that every girl drools over - charming, tall and a basketball player. As Gudia is adjusting to all the new information related to boys, self-grooming, new food outlets or the delicious food she hasn't tried, she realises that he doesn't know a lot about growing up. The book is Gudia's journey of growing up in a loving family, which doesn't really show the love.
The book beautifully traces the time of the 90s. I, myself, am a late 90s kid and I could surely relate to so many things that she mentioned- spending time with grandparents, enjoying those games like hopscotch, using bicycles to go around and the memorable time in school. Yashodhara has honestly described her middle- school years bringing back all the memories. The writing style is simple and to the point but keeps you hooked to Gudia's journey. Being a full time professional now, Gudia's carefree childhood made me want reverse the time for myself too. All those beautiful memories came back to me rushing. The most amazing thing about the book is that Lal gives you the space to put yourself into her shoes and enjoy. The title is so catchy that it takes you down the the memory lane by itself. The descriptions of those times made me want to again live 'Those Days in Delhi.'
The protagonist Gudia is a 12 year old girl living in Delhi with her parents and siblings. Being a middle-child, she goes through all those experiences you would have heard of from your 'middle-child' friends, especially being given less attention as compared to the youngest and eldest siblings. Gudia has a typical love-hate relationship with Chand (her younger sister) for taking away the benefits of being the youngest child in the house. Not to forget the eldest kid being mean, like they always are; and receiving second-hand everything of their pass-alongs after they stop using it.
The book shows some first-experiences of a girl, be it the first time she wax or develops a crush.
It left me nostalgic with so many relatable incidents quoted from time to time. It was like revisiting a portion of my own childhood. Asking for pocket money, reading comics, Archie's galary, playing Holi, having a friend your parents disapproved of, having a teacher hate you...the list is endless.
Basically, a light read that will make you smile all the way. I'll say, go for it!
Not only these topics, things like the protectiveness you feel towards your younger siblings, Rape & groping, the trauma, were handled extremely well from a point of view of a 12 year old and never once letting down the humour. I felt it was slightly stretched towards the end but overall it was a great great read & I throughly enjoyed it!!
It’s a story of Y-Lal , her journey, memories of school days, when she was younger. What all she went through and how life taught her some lessons.
The plot of the story is simple and interesting. I loved how the author portrayed the emotions. The drama, the dialogues everything was just so relatable. The way she sequenced The events is commendable.
The narration of the story is crisp and engaging keeping the reader hooked throughout.
I liked the storyline of the book.
The writing style of the author is lucid and appealing. This book will take back you to your childhood, will remind you of your school days, all the mischief, the fun. A perfect Nostalgia.