A Burning by Megha Majumdar

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• It was interesting to read about three different characters in modern day India who are dealing with social oppression and political corruption. Their interconnected relationships and desire to move up beyond their social caste was an insightful look at society and humans. The author also did a good job at describing the setting with rich details. – Nicole
• The storytelling was beautifully-done, and each character had a distinct voice. The depiction of characters with heartbreaking circumstances, along with the ending that doesn’t pull any punches is the hallmark of literature by Indian writers, and this was no exception. – Kerry
• I really liked the writing style and was able to tell a compelling story even though there were really no redeeming characters or characters that I could connect with.  – Sarah
• The book had an interesting setting – I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about India. I thought the author did an amazing job with characters’ voice and character development. I hope Megha Mahumdar writes another book! – Hillary
• I enjoyed this book. It was very well written and very interesting. A glimpse into another culture and also highlighted some universal truths about politics and power. Lead to a very good discussion. – Steph
• I enjoyed how the multiple perspectives and stories intertwined in this tragedy. – Danica

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