My friend and very favorite blogger, The Orangutan Librarian, recently created The Beatles Book Tag. Little known fact, The Beatles are my all-time favorite band, and my favorite song in the whole world and all styles of music is a Beatles song. So I was so excited to get tagged and would have tagged myself if she didn’t. *smiles*
- Tag back to the original creator Orang-utan Librarian (me)
- Thank whoever tagged you
- Tag people and keep it going!
Love Me Do
A book with a character you wish would love you
It’s pretty hard to go wrong with The Orangutan Librarian’s original answer, Mr. Knightly. I would also be okay if Faramir came knocking on my door.
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Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
Genres: Graphic Novel, Young Adult, Fantasy
Maturity Level: 2
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Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.
For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.
I love everything about this book. I love the art style, I love the magical realism, I love the coming of age story, I loved the nuances of cultural identity, and I loved the mother-daughter relationship. Everything about this book was just so brilliant!
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