The Grasshopper's Run

The Grasshopper s Run The Imperial Japanese Army undefeated everywhere on the Asian mainland finally invades British India from the east Their fortunes are about to change This is a dramatic tale of friendship war

  • Title: The Grasshopper's Run
  • Author: Siddhartha Sarma
  • ISBN: 9781408809402
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1944 The Imperial Japanese Army, undefeated everywhere on the Asian mainland, finally invades British India from the east Their fortunes are about to change This is a dramatic tale of friendship, war and community.

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    1. 'The Grasshopper's Run' won the Crossword Award for the best children’s book of 2010, but it's really a YA or even an adult novel. Spurred by curiosity, I scoured the shops for it, and finally managed to buy it online. And was simply blown away by Siddhartha Sarma’s unflinching honesty, his ability to enter into the mind of an adolescent boy, his evocative portrayal of a land and its people, and his clean, virile and yet sensitive prose; as well as by the touching story of a friendship. This [...]

    2. The book is set in during the 2nd world war in the north-east region of India, mainly Assam. As debut novels come, this is most certainly in the very well written category. It also went on to receive the Vodafone Crossword and Bal Sahitya awards. All the details are well researched and cleanly explained. Siddhartha Sarma’s job as a journalist definitely seemed to help make the book feel professional. The book is supposed to be for 9-12 year olds as the language is easy and not over the top but [...]

    3. In TGR, history meets fiction in a way that makes you look at things in a rather different way.The grief of a young boy who has lost his best friend, coupled with his urge to avenge his death and all of that emotional upheaval, finely meshed with a meticulous military-like planning and boldness -- was what impressed me the most. Without any announcement or felicitation of his bravery, you can see how the boy becomes a man.Siddhartha's narrative doesn't try to be smart, yet it very subtly and mat [...]

    4. This is a stand-out example of Indian YA fiction. The story is compelling and teaches a lot about an almost ignored aspect of what we westerners are taught about WWII. The writing is fantastic.

    5. Gojen revenge for Uti on Commander Mori of Japanese ArmyWW2 in IndiaInvolved the natives, Japanese, and British

    6. proud to say that the authors a friend :) very well written and thoroughly researched debut way to go siddharth!

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