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Karma by Cathy Ostlere
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really liked it
bookshelves: assigned-reading, poetry, immigrant-experience, young-adult-fiction, reviewed

Karma is a moving fictionalization of the horrific 1984 massacre of Sikhs in India, told through verse and from the perspective of a teenage Canadian girl.

Some lines, while tender and emotive, seemed a bit clichéd to me:

Dear Maya,
Life is an illusion.
And as it turns out, so is death.
What is real?
What remains when we all fade away?
Two things: Love. Forgiveness.
Don't forget.

As a whole, though, this is an amazing book in its characterization and its unflinching willingness to explore complex themes. Definitely recommended :)
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 1, 2015 – Finished Reading
September 1, 2015 – Shelved
September 1, 2015 – Shelved as: assigned-reading
September 16, 2015 – Shelved as: poetry
September 16, 2015 – Shelved as: immigrant-experience
October 29, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult-fiction
October 29, 2016 – Shelved as: reviewed

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