Growing up, I never was able to read about Indian or South Asian characters, so I was very excited to read this book. As I did, I realized that it wasn't what I was expecting at all.
The main character and her family had very different opinions and experiences with their culture than I did. Most of these experiences shown are negative, and therefore they avoid and alienate themselves from it.
I always felt grateful to be able to have a vibrant Indian community around me, and one that is supportive and inclusive. The characters in this book did not have the same experiences, but I still learned much from the book.
The main character is a Muay Thai fighter, and a very hard worker. In a time where I felt very unmotivated myself, she encouraged me to chase my passions and to remember that we should live every day to the fullest.
While I don't agree with other facets of the main character, Kareena's, mindset, it was still a book that had an impact on me.
Reviewed by jamtan134340