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The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Jun 05, 11

bookshelves: 9th-grade-quarter-4
Read in June, 2011

The Mistress of Spices, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, is an Indian novel that is about Tilo, the protagonist, and her occupation as a Mistress. A Mistress has magical powers, which includes using the powers of spices and interacting with them. But a Mistress also have certain laws that they have to bend to, but Tilo is forced to decide whether to stay as a Mistress or to break the laws just to fulfill her desires.
I really like this book because first of all there are mystical powers in the book. I am a fantasy lover, so that was one reason I like this book really much. Also, there were lots of tension, because of Tilo who has to decide whether to have powers over spices or to be with a certain person. The tension builds up in my mind, and the ending finally displays the reason of all the tension building up. I would love to recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a sense of Indian culture, and the sense of doing something that they are not suppose to do.
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