Swahili for Beginners by Lisa Joyal - A Young Adult Novel
If I had to describe the book in two words, I would say – sweet and simple.
Through the innocent letter exchange between Georgie and Ellie, Lisa Joyal brings out the complex lives of people in developing nations. Kids in developed countries take so many things for granted – things that are a luxury for kids in many countries around the world. Through Ellie’s letters, Lisa shows us the actual lives of people in countries like
Swahili for beginners starts out being the simple story of Georgie and her friends but turns out to be very deep. I think it brings out complex issues of pre-teens and teens around the world in a very simple way. The book teaches to you work hard to get things that you want and not to take things for granted. It makes you realize that the world outside is very different from what you see around your own home in developed countries. And the best part is that the morals and the lessons are all well intertwined in an interesting story and hence, makes for an interesting read as well!
I think it is a perfect book for young girls to read. There’s so much to learn from this book. I would definitely recommend this book for young adults!
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Thanks to minibookexpo for giving me a chance to read such a nice book!