Monday, 27 July 2020

Charlotte web by E B White

This book is a cute book. Further, it is about hope.  Stuart Little is another book by the same author.

Wilbur is a piglet who is raised on a farm. He is about to be slaughtered.  The farm owner daughter Fern is shocked to hear this. Hence Wilbur is sent away to live at uncle house farm Mr Zuckerman. 

Since pigs love mud all the other animals hate Wilbur. All except a spider called Charlotte.  An intimate relationship is developed between the two. 

Soon the geese come and say that they have heard that Wilbur is about to be Slaughtered. Wilbur is sacred. But Charlotte tells him that she will save her. So charlotte decides to save him. But will it work?

There is humour in this book. At the farm, Wilbur decides to escape. As he is running, he goes between the legs of farm help. Children will like to read the book. Also, other humour incidents are there.

Overall kids will enjoy this book.

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Seeking Glory by Patricia Hamilton Shook

Glory here doesn't mean honour won by notable achievements. So one might be mistaken into thinking that the book is about to say some sport person seeking some achievement.

In short, the book is about a grandmother who discovers she has a granddaughter. Kate being the grandmother comes to know that her daughter Allison is about to die leaving behind a  daughter.

Allison had left home a long time back. Relations are estranged between mother and daughter. How did Allison end up in San Francisco and what was she doing there ? These questions hunt Kate. This sets things in motion.

Kate wants to leave no stone unturned to find the answers to these questions. Meanwhile, Both kate and Glory develop a relationship with each other.Glory is scared but Kate does not know what scares her. 

The author has given a good description of everything. Reading the first few pages you want to know about the story. There is mystery in this novel.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

This book reminded me about the movie ghost. WE met Lara attending a funeral of her great aunt Sadie. To her surprise, she hears voices. She then realizes it is Sadie voice who has come as a ghost.

Sadie tells Lara that she is looking for a necklace and asks Lara to look for it. Sadie keeps on troubling Lara so much that she decides to look for the necklace. Also, Sadie keeps on appearing when Lara least expects it too.

Sadie is not the only problem for Lara. She has started a new company and her partner just leaves her to go to Goa. Josh breaks up with her and everyone is after her to do something about it.

But the story is not about just finding a necklace. Sadie and Lara form a relationship that helps Lara also. Lara meets Ed and it seems Ed like Lara. Or is it due to Sadie that this happens? It might sound that this book has a lot of ifs and buts. Dony worry since the story is not confusing.

It seems ghost have emotions. On a date with Ed,Sadie asks Lara to dance. before going on the gate Sadie tells Lara. Though Lara is not comfortable she does that.

The writing  style is simple. Book is huge and I wish the story was a bit shorter. The font in the paper bag edition makes the book easier to read.