Book review: Family Matters

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Author:Rohinton Mistry
Reading Level (Conceptual):Sophisticated readers
Reading Level (Vocabulary):Sophisticated readers
Year of publication:2002

Poverty and religious fanaticism nearly destroy a Parsi family trying to care for a grandfather dying of Parkinson's disease in Bombay.

Wrenching, but the characters are so endearing that I found myself alternately clutching the book, putting it down in horror and sadness, then grabbing it up again to find out how everyone was doing.

Highly recommended for very sophisticated young readers (teens, perhaps), especially those with an interest in the history and culture of modern India.
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