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Little Things: A collection of 4 Short stories by M Kaarthika Santhosh

Blurb (as on Amazon):

It is the little things in life that make a big difference! But in the grand scheme of things we forget this simple truth. Yet, in the most surprising moments from the most unexpected of people, we are reminded of this fact.
Little things is a collection of four short stories, each portraying how our perspectives and beliefs could change for better, if we could see the world in the eyes of a child.

Genre: Fiction/Short Stories

Pages: 69

Format: Kindle eBook/Paperback

Price:

  • Kindle eBook: 49 INR/$2.99
  • Paperback (available at a higher price on Amazon India): 653 INR/$5.49

My Rating: 4.1/5

A collection of 4 short stories titled Need for Speed, Chocolates Are Not Bad, The Magic Box, and Let Her Be with a common theme of parenting and the bittersweet relationship between children and parents. All four stories have varied plots and characters making us delve into the socio-economic stratum of Indian society.

What I liked about the book:


-> All the stories, especially The Magic Box, have a certain sweetness and innocence around them.
-> Each story leaves behind an important message and something to think about. In Need For Speed, we question parents’ demands of their kids to always be on top of everything, in Chocolates are Not That Bad we wonder how to put off kids’ demands, in The Magic Box we empathize with Saradha and Chintu’s struggle with technology and in Let Her Be we come to understand how generation gaps can be done away with.
-> The kids (of all age groups) have been portrayed in a positive light, showing them to be smart and being able to deal with life’s challenges.

What I did not like about the book:


-> In The Magic Box, I was hoping to read a bit more about Krishna, Radhika, Rishi, and Diya, especially the challenges they faced on moving from a city to a village.
-> A round or two of editing/proofreading would have made the writing more polished.

Quotable quotes:


-> At the end of the day, students are judged by the marks they get and the rank they score.
-> Everything is fun. It is just the way you see things that matter. We just need to be open to new things.
-> When you start something you do not have an idea about, you should be systematic in your approach.

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