Poverty is like a leech. It doesn’t kill you, but sucks your blood to the extent that you stop living.
I do not know where exactly to start or even what to say without spoiling the book. The book consists of short stories, each of them awaking a different emotion. But in the midst of the different emotions there is also an important life lesson that you will learn, story after story. This book will teach you about poverty, depression, loss of a loved one or even a friend. It will tell you the story, it will get your feelings into the mix, but it will not cleanse you from them. If you are feeling sad at the end of one story, you will be feeling dread after another. This makes the book quite hard to read if you are not ready for the harsh reality. I highly recommend it if you are looking to find more about the aspect of life that you have never been through before.
I have rated the book 7 out of 10 only because a story or two did not hit as hard as the others and it ruined the momentum.
I must also thank the author, Shilpi Chaklanobis, for providing me with a review book. Thank you for showing me that a simple book can give you such a flurry of emotions.
Book recommendation: 7/10