The Girl, a hybrid from the poorest district in India, begins and ends very well. In between, she tells us how intergenerational committment to shared ideals outweighs, but is affected by, historical differences. Opposing communities use open communication (telephathy helps force the issue), positive action, and common ideals to confront oppression.
While there are areas where the writing is a bit confusing, the ideas ring true, and the reader is drawn into a conflict where a young woman must find herself, and lead others in the fight. A refreshing turnabout. I look forward to reading the sequel, which is the next book on The Diversity Book Tour.
Gregorian Date: Sunday, 7 September, 2012
MEOW Date : Thursday, 7 September, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era, aka Human Era)