#Review: The Tree with a Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta

8:28:00 PM

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


This is my first book that is based on kashmir , the events surrounding the kashmiri pandits leaving the valley and what followed or follows that year till today. Deewan , Bilal and Safeena are best friends and neighbours as kids even though Dewana is an year older than the two. One night , Diwan bhat's family is forced to flee the city after attacks on the city by the people wanting azadi for Kashmir. The tragedy that marks a turn of events in all three families ties them till the end even when they stay out of touch for years. The other characters keep reappearing the timeline and that pushes the plot and the character development forward in the book.

This is a story of not just people who stayed , but also of those who fled and yet are still without roots and a home and doubts where they belong. The book is a little dreamy at places , the passages go on without a real need and the memories keep flashing here and there. Also the main characters are not consistent in their actions. I would have liked a little less side plots and more about them. The book has almost poetic feel but it is not easy to maintain the flow in reading. A good story that could be told a little better.

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