A Long Way Home by Mitali Meelan: Book Review

Title: A Long Way Home

Author: Mitali Meelan

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Publishing Date: 10th November 2018

My Rating: 4 stars

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A long walk Home rests on a story of a genuine working-class family where having a good Job and earning a decent salary stands above the passion and dreams. It spins around a family of five, a couple having three children, where two brothers had their tough time following their passions. This book reminded me of many families around where it is taught to be financially sound by pursuing what one ought to and not what one wants to.

Ishaan, the elder brother, living his life according to what his parents’ wishes of him, getting an engineering degree and a good job, but of course he longs for something else. On the other side, the younger one, Arihant dared to chase his dreams, but only after lying to his parents.

The book is narrated from both Ishaan and Arihant’s point of view. This assisted in knowing both the sides of the story and making a relatable connect with both the characters. The portrayal of other characters, Ishaan’s parents and a younger sister were also fair and could be correlated. The plot is fairly even and smooth, making the book quite absorbing.

A Long way Home is recommended to readers who would love to read a genuine family tale that exhibits in working-class families. A family drama with candid emotions and the interesting account of episodes.

I’m sure this book won’t disappoint.



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