Top positive review
Emotional, child like innocence and truthful writing.
2 September 2018
There are many such examples from the book which reflects a thoughtful narrative style of Gurmehar. I finished this book in go roughly about 2 and half hours of non stop read. Why I chose to read it and waited all this while was to know about Gurmehar and her work. Apart from the usual stories I have come across her Ted talks and various other videos in collaboration with social media channels.
Gurmehar creatively uses her words and wisely shifts her stories in parallel to her grandmother's and her mother. The narration is very clear, strikes right through. What I actually liked about the narrative is how there is no air of pretense in her writing (almost as if the character Gullu is a tiny little girl whom you can see from a distance and visualise her movements and her words). The tantrums, the growing up before age the constant thought process of getting to know and finding ways to get her father back are some moving moments which touched me.
You have to read it to know it to be honest. This review is more for the people who get misguided from the negative reviews. It's a big thing to come out in the open and actually face your fears and battle against goons on social media. So much for trolling and hatred yet she still went strong.
Honest criticism of any work is allowed and should be there, but trolling even on Amazon review page just shows how willing we are to put someone down. Shameful. Get up and make a change irrespective of whether you agree with someone or not but at least have the courage to contribute instead of being an anyonmous prick about politics and free speech.