Saturday, 20 September 2014

I'm Not a Retard! by Rajashree Anand

About the book:- Tormented by a group of cyber-bullies in Smithsonian College, Katya Mishra reaches out to Tara Ghosh. Her appeal is marked “spam” by the journalist, who’s caught in her own world of choices: career, family and newfound love. Matters were also getting worse in South Hall for Ralph Archer who was already a victim of ‘a host of hate-pages on FB’. Can each of them find solutions to their problems and solve those of others?

“I’m Not a Retard!” seeks to make people aware of the downsides of this newly-found medium of expression and is the voice of silent rebellion from the many students and adults faced by instances of cyber-bullying in their lives.

Through an interplay of narrative voices, the reader is taken on a voyage, experiencing the twists and turns of characters who meander through the complex intricacies and ironic shortcomings of the cyber-world.

REVIEW:-  Interesting!!! Quick Read
This is a book on cyberbullying, a current topic, and a hot and raging one at that.

The plot is weak & there are many characters which are unnecessary 
the story goes out of track 

First half of the story is out of track....

good ponts about the points :- 

  • simplicity 
  • The book is a fast read, and I could not put it down once I started

The book's primary audience would be high school students, teachers and parents. Overall, a great read and As the writer's first novel, I think this is a good effort

overall rating :- 4/5 

About the Author

Raised in the bylanes of Mylapore, Ballygunge and Vasant Kunj, Rajashree Anand s perspectives on life are a juxtaposition of the traditional, cultural and modern medley of her growing up days. She currently finds herself juggling family life and her newfound love for creative writing. Her debut foray into writing sees her use literature as a medium of voicing the issue of cyber-bullying. Several of her poetic overtures have already found their rightful place in the high profile anthology titled The Dance of the Peacock (by Hidden Brook Press Canada) , Roots and Wings: An Anthology of Indian Women Writing In English and in various online journals including Muse India ,Writers Asylum, Urban Confustions and Indian Ruminations. She has degrees in English Honours and Mass Communication and has been an educator for the International Baccalaureate and IGCSE in India and Malaysia. She currently lives in Gurgaon, India with her husband and two sprightly sons.

Remember Me by Romily Bernard Blog Tour Stop

In the sequel to Find Me, Wick Tate, sarcastic teen hacker, is back and once again dealing with criminals and corrupt cops…and a brooding new love interest. Will Wick persevere when some secrets refuse to stay hidden?
Wick had thought her troubles were over.

But she should’ve known better.
Not only is she embroiled in a new murder case, which starts with a body with “Remember Me” carved into it and doesn’t stop there, but she also discovers new evidence surrounding her mother’s suicide…which leads her right back to her imprisoned deadbeat dad. And she has to deal with her flirty new hacker friend, Milo, sniffing around—which her boyfriend, Griff, isn’t too happy about.
The pressure might be too much as secrets—including Wick’s own—climb to the surface.
Remember Me is an edge-of-your-seat thrilling read that’ll have readers turning the pages at lightning speed! The paperback of Find Me is on sale simultaneously, and a digital original novella from Romily, featuring Griff, is on sale just a few weeks before!