10 June, 2015

#BookReview :: The Ruby Iyer Diaries by Laxmi Hariharan

The prequel to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer: This is a peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation.

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The Ruby Iyer Diaries is a prequel to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. Even though I have had this ebook sitting on my kindle since before I got my hands on The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, for some odd reason, I read and reviewed The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer first. I now regret not reading this first.

The Ruby Iyer Diaries gives us a peek into Ruby’s life from the age of ten to sixteen. The excerpts from her diaries that make up this novella are just a way to get up, close and personal with the character that dominates the pages of The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. Had I read this novella first, it would have introduced me to a character that is so spunky that she get on your nerves and has you cheering for her at the same time. Instead, since I read this novella after, I got to see how Ruby grew into the angry young girl that we meet in The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer.

The pages fly by as a reader gets caught up in typical teenage drama of Ruby’s life – the angst that probably all teenagers feel at some point of time. But it also draws you in with its honest voice and some deep rooted feelings of the protagonist. It also helps that this is where we get the most information about Ruby’s life while growing up, meet her parents and make her feel more real than ever.

If you have not read The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer yet, then this novella of twenty odd pages will give you a sneak peek at the protagonist who is sure to intrigue you. If you have already read The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, then it will help you better understand where Ruby comes from. The bottom line is,  give this novella try!

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