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Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet by Kashmira Sheth
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May 26, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-and-gave-away, reviewstatus-reviewed
Read from February 08 to 11, 2012 — I own a copy

"Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet" tells the story of a young Mumbai girl named Jeeta, whose elder sisters are being married off by her mother, and who wants to go her own way.

I love Kashmira Shath's writing style; her descriptions are enough for a non-Indian to follow the story and picture what's happening, but there are no footnotes all over the thing. As such, while enjoying this book, the reader also learns something about Indian culture and traditions.

Apart from the fact that it's a beautiful coming-of-age-story; even though the ending feels a bit rushed, the the emotions play out well enough to make up a satisfying story.

This book is certainly great as a short read in between, and I think a lot of females will respond to the subject. It's very sweet and, although not lacking in the social drama department, never hopeless. Which is a good thing to take from it, I think.

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