Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Book Review: Ambushed by Nayanika Mahtani.

Book: Ambushed

Author: Nayanika Mahtani

Pages: 155

Read On: Paperback

How Long it Took Me To Read: 2 days

Plot Summary: 10-year-old gadget geek Tara braces herself for the dullest summer ever when her father whisks her off to a sleepy tiger reserve in the Himalayan foothills, where Nothing Ever Happens. She couldn't have been more wrong.

A walk through the woods sends Tara on an adventure of a lifetime, as she stumbles upon a gang of poachers. A tigress and her cubs must be saved and Tara's only accomplice is her mysterious new friend, Satya. But can she trust him? And will this unlikely pair save the day?

General Thoughts: The author very kindly sent me this book for review. 
While I did receive this book for free, this has no bearings on my thoughts on this book and my overall review. 

Things I Liked: 

1. The writing was good, engaging and the author did a great job at both getting inside the head and heart of a 10 year old city girl and painting the jungle and it's rhythm. 

2. Summer holidays have always had a special place in my heart. And any book that deals with summer adventures is always something I am drawn to and will enjoy. This book was no different. I adored reading about Tara's summer holiday and all the adventures she gets up to. 

3. There are so many memorable characters in this book and all of them are extremely well crafted and come across and real and genuine. 

4. Tara's character in this book goes through so much growth. Even though the book is only 155 pages long, Tara goes from being a typical city kid who abhors the idea of spending time in nature to a person who is on the cusp of growing up into a caring young girl. 

5. I also liked how Tara's mum went from being fairly vapid in the beginning of the book to someone who cares and has more depth. 

6. All the things that happen in this book seemed believable and not at all far fetched. 

7. I loved the setting of this book. The jungle and it's serenity was a good place to spend time in...even via a book! :) 

8. A book perfect for summer reading. For hot summer afternoons...curl with this book and take a memorable trip to the jungle. A great book for a kid in your life. 

9. Also an enjoyable read for an adult who wishes to spend some time reliving their childhood and it's many adventures. 

10. Tiger Conservation is an important topic that needs attention and needs people to take a stand against poaching and killing of these magnificent creatures. This book does a great job of talking about the need for tiger conservation to a younger audience. 

Rating: 4/5 

A really enjoyable and fun read! 

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