Leahjoypro's Reviews > Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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Jun 06, 12

Read from May 19 to 29, 2012

I read this book for book club. I think I would have appreciated it more, had I realized from the beginning that it was a true story. I didn't realize that until I read the afterword. I felt like I had a little trouble following it b/c there were always so many new characters being introduced. However, I think the author was just trying to fit in a portrayal of life in Indian slums from a number of different perspectives. Although I didn't enjoy this book too much, I do feel like it left me with an impression of the poverty in India that I might otherwise have had no idea about.
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