After seeing the number of four and five-star reviews on this one, I realize I'm in the minority here, but this one wasn't what I expected. For a RomCom, I didn't find much to laugh about. Blakes sarcasm had the potential to be humorous, but it fell a bit flat and the story often seemed stilted. There was one sort of interesting twist, but it was too little, too late at that point. Like the humor, the story did have potential, it just needed more depth, IMO.
|I really enjoyed this book.
It is simple and easy to read for young readers, but there are complex themes in it. I loved how Nagda addressed Rana's journey to fit in at a new school and the evolution of her attitudes toward the "wrong grandma". A great book about accepting who you are and embracing people's differences.
Obviously the cat adventures were humorous and cute. Well written and realistic.
I loved the way the book came full circle at the end.
This is a heart warming story of a girl, a stray cat, a grandmother, and the love they develop for each other.
This is my never excitable Mr. Kirbs. I don't think I've introduced him to you all before now because he's always sleeping when the camera comes out. He's my oldest cat at 11. He's the one I slyly picked up from the Humane Society without my husband's knowledge and then I left him in the bathroom while I had to run into work. Much to my dismay, my husband returned home to lunch (he never did that) and rang me up asking me how a kitten ended up in our bathroom. I dunno, I said, but since he's already there we have to keep him.
Kirby turned out to not care about me so much and he LOVES my previously cat hating husband. Figures. This is the story of my life.
Not so much fly-on-the-wall as cat-on-the-sill, this is the warmhearted tale of a small kitten rescued from the slums of New Delhi who finds herself in a beautiful sanctuary with sweeping views of the snow-capped Himalayas. In her exotic new home, the Dalai Lama’s cat encounters Hollywood stars, Buddhist masters, Ivy-league professors, famous philanthropists, and a host of other people who come visiting His Holiness. Each encounter offers a fresh insight into finding happiness and meaning in the midst of a life of busy-ness and challenge. Drawing us into her world with her adorable but all-too-flawed personality, the Dalai Lama’s cat discovers how instead of trying to change the world, changing the way we experience the world is the key to true contentment.