Beyond the Fields by Aysha Baqir – Review

Beyond the Fields by Aysha Baqir
Beyond the Fields by Aysha Baqir

A jolly afternoon. Omer, Zara, and Tara – three siblings running without a care on the village fields and playing hide and seek. Suddenly, the game becomes too real. Omer and Zara can’t find Tara. They shout her name, they run here and there, but can’t find her. Evening draws in with dreadful news.

Their parents whisper.

They don’t let Omer and Zara see her. Tara is unexpectedly married to a man from the city which seems to resolve the tension in their house. However, some days later, a newspaper clipping emerges about the man Tara has been married to. Zara is determined to rescue her twin. With Omer’s help, she hatches a dangerous plan to not only rescue Tara but also seek justice for her. Will Zara succeed? Read Beyond the Fields by Ayesha Baqir to find out.

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When the Winds Blow West by Alexander Tatievsky – Review

When the Winds Blow West by Alexander Tatievsky
When the Winds Blow West by Alexander Tatievsky

Rating – 3.5/5

The Arab Spring, that was supposed to usher in democracy in the Middle East, instead brought civil wars and barbarism in these lands killing millions and displacing many more. Overnight, people became paupers, lost their homes and identities, and were scattered all over the globe in search of asylum.

When the Winds Blow West by Alexander Tatievsky is the story of one such family in search of a home in Turkey after they are forced to flee their homeland, Syria.

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Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore by Birgitte Märgen – Review

“Rule One: Don’t eat or drink.

Rule Two: Never, ever tell anyone your name.

If you don’t follow these rules, your soul will be lost there forever.”

Quoted from Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore

Rating – 3.5/5

While running through the forest on a full-moon night, Evie falls into a big hole and finds herself trapped in the Upside-Down World – a world that mirrors ours but is different too. Here unicorns are not gentle creatures, fairies are nasty, giants are not scary, and many more twisted versions of folklores dot the landscape in this strange world.

Evie must follow these unspoken rules and cross the various obstacles in her path, relying only on a compass given by an angry gnome, her deceased grandfather’s lessons and her mother’s haunting memories, to reach home. Can she do it? Read Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore by Birgitte Märgen to find out.

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Five Books with Red Covers You Must Read

Below I have listed out five books with red covers, some of which I have read and some I plan to.

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Mega Awesome Notebook by Kevin Minor – Review

Mega Awesome Notebook by Kevin Minor
Mega Awesome Notebook by Kevin Minor – Review

Rating – 4/5

A teenager, late for school, accidentally microwaves his doodle notebook while heating his breakfast. This brings alive the cartoon characters in the notebook. Now he needs to deal with a typical teenage day in school—replete with problems like social awkwardness, bullies, boring classes, love trouble—while trying to remain even keel with his notebook’s suddenly animated characters.

One of the characters, Dud, becomes the boy’s alter-ego as they continually poke each other. Can Dud help the boy realize that running from one’s problems won’t solve them? Can he make the boy face them? Grab Mega Awesome Notebook by Kevin Minor to find out.

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Five Books with Green Covers You Must Read

In this post, I am going to list out books with green covers that should be read. Unfortunately, I don’t have books with green cover in my bookshelf (except one). Let’s start the list, shall we?

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