Beyond School by Chitra Anand is not just a novel, it is a mentoring handy guide for children, parents and educators. An enriching read.
What a day to publish the review for the book. It is Teacher’s day and this is work of creativity from a teacher’s desk. Worth reading.
A novel with an uncommon storyline. We all have gone through the ever confusing teenage phase of our lives. This is a walk through and down the memory lane. The unanswered questions, the dilemmas, the exams, the parents, the friends, the teachers, the rebells and the turmoils..it refreshes all those memories. Nevertheless, for the young readers, it is a benchmark to ensure a wise teenage.
The author seems to put forward her years long experience as an educator and a mother in the novel. She attempts to reintroduce you to all the crucial relationships of your life. Teachers are no-doubt the torch bearers of our journey called life and they will remain always.
She recites the story with a teacher’s perspective. It is about a boy, Shail and his set of dilemmas. She tries to attend the pressing issues faced by children and parents at this age including exam pressure, following passion, standing by friend’s side, first love and sex, all with a maintained dignity.
Read to know how a boy’s life transforms from being an adamant and fussy person to a respinsible and hard working chap.
Readers, will find this book useful to freshen up their beliefs and confidence. A must read for parents and children alike irrespective of age and gender. Indeed, a light hearted read full of insight into smart parenting and mentoring without any preaching or hulla-boo.
An apt choice for gifting or prizing purpose and for instilling a book reading practice in your shining star.
I conclude my review with motivating lines from the book itself. “The past is like a lesson in your textbook. A base for moving ahead with more knowledge and wisdom. Each day should become better than the one before.
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About The Book:
Beyond School centres upon the weeks leading up to 17-year-old Shail s final board exams, as his world becomes a pressure-cooker and the weight of preparing for the exams sends him fleeing rebelliously in the other direction. Along with Shail s journey from boyhood to manhood, Beyond School vividly weaves between the narratives of four main characters, seamlessly uniting the past and present of Shail, his parents-Urmila and Sushil and his mentor-Gladys, in a story that is honest, funny, heartbreaking and ultimately, incredibly human.
About the Author:
Chitra Anand was born in Mumbai. She is a postgraduate in Physics and holds an Education degree. Beyond School is her first novel inspired by her journey as an educator.
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