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Book Review: Amma and I by Trishna Damodar

Amma and I
Author: Trishna Damodar
Publisher: Leadstart Publishers
Rating: 3/5

The bond between a mother and a daughter is unconditional. They say that there is nothing as soothing as a daughter’s soul. ‘Amma and I’ is an unconventional story about Maya and her mother, Kripa, who sail through the storm- alone- in the attempt to find their safe haven. Kripa’s motive is to shelter her daughter under the ceiling of traditional conservatism. The moment she comes across an alliance from a well-to-do family, she tries to coax her daughter to marry (in the hope that the marriage will galvanize her daughter’s ambitions).

Set in the suburbs of Kerala, this story traces the life of Maya, a young, ebullient girl who has her wings rolled up, waiting for the right moment when she can fly and soar high in the sky. In a narrative that skillfully moves between the protected childhood and present predicament, the author offers a compelling story about a remarkable mother and a strong-willed daughter.

Well written characters and a pleasant plot make this book an interesting read. Heartbreakingly honest, ‘Amma and I’ is the story of every girl next door who tries to curb her desires under the pressure of the judgmental society. It is the story of every mother who wants her daughter to be strong enough to fulfil her dreams and desires.

The story lacks any flashes of wry humour but instead, has ounces of hope that will cheer up the readers for sure.

Best Wishes!

Buying Link: Amazon

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