Thursday, June 4, 2009

Secret Keeper Mitali Perkins

Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins- I finished this book a few weeks back and since my love for it has grown. I really enjoyed Secret Keeper while I was reading it but I've had time let the characters and story marinate in my mind. Secret Keeper is set in India 1970's. Asha's father has lost his job, he heads to NYC in search of new opportunities. Asha, her older sister Reet and mother will go live with their father's brother and his family in Calcutta. Asha is the athlete, Reet is the beautiful one. Asha is continually being put down for being too dark. The sisters don't let how others see them effect their relationship. The Calcutta house is filled with family, 6 members in all. Asha finds privacy on the the roof to write in her journal. Perkins has written a wonderful novel with three dimensional characters that readers will love. I read some great reviews of the book online and I heard there would be tears shed. I had about 20 pages left, with still dry tear ducts. I thought I had made it past all the it will make you cry parts, I was wrong. Ages 10up

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5 comments:

Lori Calabrese said...

Mitali Perkins' books are great reads. I haven't read this one yet, but it's definitely on my list!

Thanks for sharing!
Lori
www.loricalabrese.com

Anonymous said...

i am mitali;s mother. iread Secret Keeper for 2nd time. ASHA GUPTA reminds me my daughter. This book will teach all young girls the energy of self protection , gift of survival .kindness, love for family, uncondttion support and personal dignity, every girl should read and find out their own compassion. thanks

Mitali Perkins said...

It's good to read this nice review. Thanks, Doret, and thanks, Mom.

Doret said...

My first author mom stop by. Somehow thats cooler than an author drop in. Mitali's mother captures the heart of the book. Now I know where Mitali got her gift for words. Thank you ladies

Ali said...

Wow, this is all kinds of awesome. I liked the book--loved Asha--but I'm loving the author family drop-in at the Happy Nappy Bookseller even more.

Doret did you catch that you won a set of books? I probably have your mailing address but it'd be great if you sent it again just to be sure.