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The Leaving of Things de Jay Antani
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The Leaving of Things (edició 2014)

de Jay Antani

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"Vikram is not your model Indian-American teenager. Rebellious and adrift in late 1980s Wisconsin, he is resentful of his roots and has no clue what he wants from his future. When a drunken weekend turns disastrous, Vikram finds himself on a one-way ride back to India after his outraged parents decide to pack up the family and return to their homeland--permanently."--page 4 of cover.… (més)
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Lord a'mighty. I don't know how I slogged my way to the bitter end of this book. Well, yah, I do. Skimmed my way there. This book had zero interest for me. I was indifferent to the characters and the story.

Goodreads says 1 star equals "I did not like it" so that is what this book gets. ( )
  Jinjer | Jul 19, 2021 |
I could have used a little more tension and a little less pat of an ending, but overall, this was a beautiful book. Antani does a superb job conveying how stuck Vikram feels between Indian and American culture and a --stellar-- at writing a sense of place. This is one of the best books I've read that make me feel I am on the streets of Ahmedabad (and elsewhere), for better or worse :) but really, the better. I love, too, the amount of Indian words and phrases Antani incorporates into the text, which also helps to immerse the reader into the experience. Looking forward to getting this for my teen collection at work.

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Counting as my YA novel for the Read Harder challenge. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
A reversal from the typical out-of-India-to-the-UK-or-America novel, teenager Vikram's family moves from Wisconsin back to Gujarat, mostly because he and his friends are busted for a baggie of weed during his senior year of high school. Vik bitterly misses the US, baseball, making movies, his blonde girlfriend, and his friends. His despair lifts, with the help of deeply affectionate relatives and new, good friends at St. Xavier's College - and a new Indian girlfriend, Priya - who was also raised in America.

But of course there are complications - cancer, arranged marriages, horribly boring classes at school - but really nothing that might not have occurred in the US. And in the end there's vindication of the move as an unforgettable year passes.

This is a pleasant novel that captures the voice of a nineteen year old, and offers admittance to women into the hearts and universal motivations of young men. ( )
  froxgirl | May 10, 2016 |
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