Kite Strings

Kite Strings

Andaleeb Wajid / Feb 19, 2020

Kite Strings Kite Strings is a novel about dealing with growing up finding direction in life and making choices It is told from the perspective of Mehnaz a headstrong girl who is unlike most other girls in her f

  • Title: Kite Strings
  • Author: Andaleeb Wajid
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  • Page: 131
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Kite Strings is a novel about dealing with growing up, finding direction in life and making choices It is told from the perspective of Mehnaz, a headstrong girl who is unlike most other girls in her family or community The unique flavour of Kite Strings comes from its setting which is of a Lababin Muslim household with all their orthodox customs and ways of life.

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      • Andaleeb Wajid

        Andaleeb Wajid is the author of Kite Strings and Blinkers Off, My Brother s Wedding, More than Just Biryani and the Tamanna Trilogy, a Young Adult time travel romance series Her 8th novel, When She Went Away was published by Duckbill in October 2015 Asmara s Summer, another YA with Penguin was published in April 2016 and there s an upcoming contemporary romance with Hachette in April 2017.Her e book Will the Oven Explode was published by Juggernaut in November 2016 and her horror novel It Waits e book will be published by Juggernaut in late February, 2017 Check out her website for details about her upcoming books.


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    1. Apart from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's "Sister Of My Heart", if any other book that has tugged, touched & taken over my heart soooo tremendously, it is Andaleeb Wajid's first novel: "Kite Strings".Yes, I dare to draw parallels here Much like Chitra, Andaleeb too has a tasteful manner of telling a beautiful, poignant story. And what brilliant character sketches! Which propelled me to go analyze & determinedly identify such personas in my own circle of family & close-knit friends! :)F [...]


    2. I chose this book because I know the author from Twitter. This isn't a biased review. I believe that I should give feedback, the way it is. Better for the author if it comes from friends like us.I liked the book for the easy read. It's something you pick up and finish in one go, or, at the most, wait to get back to it as soon as you get off work or whatever. I come from a Hindu family with tons of Muslim friends through school and college. With some of them (who were rich), it was easy- their pa [...]


    3. Kits strings was a nice and easy read about the life of a young, Muslim girl, Mehnaaz. The book was very factual and real, and I could relate to it at many points. No matter how broad minded and modern our upbringing may be there still are certain things that Indian parents resist to accept when it comes from a girl, such as a decision that's against the norm. Such emotions are very nicely portrayed in the book. I like how the author developed Imtiaz and Mehnaaz's relationship. I assumed it woul [...]


    4. Kite Strings by Andaleeb Wajid is a story of life in Vellore, a town in Tamil Nadu from Mehnaz’s eyes. The culture and traditions of the Lababin Muslim community are on full display in the book. For the major part of the book, the flow is nice and easy; towards the end, it became a bit too pacy with quite a few incidents happening at the same time. Overall, the book provides a good view of life in the Lababin Muslim community from a woman’s perspective.


    5. Loved the story, a look at the world from POV of a Muslim girl growing up in Bangalore. I liked the simple story-telling. The pace of the story and enough surprises to keep the readers hooked to the story. Story though specific about a Muslim girl is also universal in nature to all girls growing up anywhere.


    6. Kite Strings is an absolute delight to read. Andaleeb has very beautifully woven the life of a Lebabin Muslim woman, Mehnaz, with the yarns of her words. I, as a woman and that too one belonging to a lower middle class family, could really identify with her and her quest to find her true identity. While, Mehnaz's quest to find her identity forms the main plot of the story, there are several sub-plots to the novel, through which Andaleeb has touched upon various social and familial issues, like s [...]


    7. Life, with all its little intricacies, joys, and sorrows just pass us by. If we don't stop to look, they'll be gone forever. Andaleeb Wajid reminds us to pause, look, examine and feel, along with her characters. I was taken along in Mehnaz's journey as she entered and explored young adulthood. As she feels the pains of growing up and the happiness of taking adult decisions, in a world torn by everyday decision making - which is so prevalent in our daily lives - but which we just pass by. Kite St [...]


    8. I loved this book Beautiful storyI learn t from this book that whatever happens in our life, sweet or bitter, life has to move onAnd I feel like finding a sort of Mehnaz in myself!


    9. Kite Strings is beautifully written story of an young girl who belongs to Muslim community author excellently explained how life of that young girl goes on. I felt though this book is fictional it has a touch with reality. Loved reading it.


    10. this book makes for a decent light read, except that I found the too many characters bit distracting. the editing could've been sharper and on the whole I felt that the ending was a tad abrupt with too many loose ends.


    11. Andaleeb Wajid is a brilliant storyteller and Kite Strings proves that. Not at all predictable. Emotional. Relatable. Displays the actual scenario flawlessly.This books needs editing. Nevertheless, it was a great read. I look forward to reading more of her work.






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