Author: Prita Yadav
Publisher: White Falcon Publishing
Sometimes, the book cover does not reveal much about the story or characters in the story but are compelling enough to grab your attention. This is an apt example of such a case. In fact, my first perception after giving a glance to the book cover and reading the title and subtitle was that the protagonist was to fight back for her Family mansion / villa named KLASS! But, what could such a fragile soul do? Soon, as I was proven wrong with the book description information printed on the back cover. It is a school-days oriented story.
Now, the dots were connecting and I learnt that it is about discovering and following your passion in life and the protagonist starts off on her journey in a school-going age. The story reveals the life of a young girl who has to attend this school without her will. No, this is not the customary book-laden school with heaps and loads of curricula rather this is a sports school. Makes you think with such alluring bait what makes the protagonist hate it? Read the book to find out her dislikes transforms into her passion.
I find this book, more worthy for the parents to read than for the children (younger ones). This is because the author has provided with such detailed scenarios and explanation and expressions of emotions that the parents will get an insight into what all a child might pass through provided they are forced to attend school (or for that matter of fact any educational institution without their will)! I agree, what they decide is for our good only but at times, a silent storm builds up as both of the acting parties find it hard to locate appropriate words to share their respective emotions and pass on the care and concern. Both of them feel that the other is in no situation to look into the matter with their perspectives. Turning to literature is the best pick at such moments because they suggest you an alternative which might work for you as well and make the other understand what turmoil is building up, deep within.
This work is written with a perspective of a young girl. Therefore, parents will get a chance to peek into the psyche of a child. What all they might think, face and fight with only to take a stand – in order to make the parents realize that they also have the right to voice their opinions and all the right to-be-heard. On this journey, not only she finds her passion but she explores her hidden strengths and finds out some hidden realities. Children learn lessons on their pace and life has its own curricula. There is no big school, bigger than life.
Young readers might find it stretched and chapters unnecessarily but I request you to experience the magical feel of transformation that passes from one chapter to another. After all, all changes are not spontaneous, some take time. Let the life take its course and you be the companion, all along.
About the Book
Jolene ordan has been forced to join KLASS by her father and she dislikes the fact that she has to toe his line. She makes up her mind to be extremely rude, disobey the teachers and break all rules; so that she would be expelled from school and her father would be humiliated. For some time Jo is the ‘Mind your own business’ girl and the bottom performer in her class until a sudden unfortunate twist in her life makes the girl change over a new leaf. The story revolves around Jo’s whirlwind journey through KLASS, her dilemma to choose a game as her MAJOR, her resolve to get thrown out of KLASS as a rebuke to her father and her struggle to overpower her notion to be friends with anyone at KLASS.
About the Author
Born and brought up in Pune, Prita Yadav is extremely passionate about sports, especially hockey. She has represented Maharashtra State in hockey and is currently part of a women’s hockey club. She developed an interest for reading books at a very young age and was especially fascinated by the ones from the fiction genre. The fond memories for her alma mater, plus the zeal to master as many sports as she can, motivated her to write this book on a sports school.
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