Half the Field is Mine

Half the Field is Mine Nothing can come between Oli and Champas friendship Not even the fact that the latter is the daughter of Olis domestic help Confidants study mates and most importantly star footballers on a mixed fo

  • Title: Half the Field is Mine
  • Author: Swati Sengupta
  • ISBN: 9789351038672
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nothing can come between Oli and Champas friendship Not even the fact that the latter is the daughter of Olis domestic help Confidants, study mates and most importantly, star footballers on a mixed football team the girls are inseparable Until now.On the threshold of adolescence, the boys decide the girls can t play on the team any The girls, however, are feisty aNothing can come between Oli and Champas friendship Not even the fact that the latter is the daughter of Olis domestic help Confidants, study mates and most importantly, star footballers on a mixed football team the girls are inseparable Until now.On the threshold of adolescence, the boys decide the girls can t play on the team any The girls, however, are feisty and passionate about the game and are determined to play Oli finds a coach And Champa For the first time, Champa has a secret that she doesn t share with her bestie A secret that will lead her on a journey fraught with dangers and no certainty of success A secret that has Oli wondering Where is Champa Who was the sinister man following her Has she been killed or kidnapped A beautiful story of friendship that will shake notions of what s suitable for girls and what s appropriate for boys what s beautiful and what s ugly and why differences in class cannot come between soul mates.

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    1. This is a book that is so contemporary, that it will shake you up. This is what the world Should be. This is what we should work for in society. There are no bars on gender. A daughter can do, all that a son was supposed to do till now. This book is also a first in waiving away the "class difference" between the servant class and the general upper middle class. Swati Sengupta has handled both issues sensitively, and when you read the book, you want this modern framework of family, the strength a [...]

    2. Half the Field is Mine is an amazing book which is not at all what it seems from the book cover. Initially I thought the book would be about sports and school. But once a few pages into the book, I realized that this book is an orphic tale about mystery, crime, friendship and fighting for women's rights. My favorite part of the book is the inseperable friendship between Oli and Champa. During the book somehow I happened to have formed a quote "Ask not what a woman can do for you but what you can [...]

    3. This beautiful little book takes on class and gender distinctions in a surprisingly sensitive manner. While the writing is clunky in places and the narrative could have been edited better, the message is so overwhelmingly positive that it cancels out all the minor faults. The author’s ideal may be utopian, but we need these dreamers to remind us that a better world is possible. A book aimed at children that adults should also read.

    4. Interesting plot ideaWell written, but at some points the world was shown as it should be, and some points showed the world as being much better that it really is.

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