[Review] Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

By Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom On Monday, August 11, 2008 At 9:57 PM |

Reading this novel is like letting your heart be the passenger of the wildest roller coaster. And, for me, roller coaster is frustrating.

So, yes, I was frustrated reading this beautiful novel.

It is full of secrets, revealed one by one within the chapters. When the secret was out, I felt like leaving the book on the table. It was too hard to keep up with.

But, I couldn't.

So, I kept on reading until the last page. It was just too beautiful to leave behind.

The characters, Anju and Sudha, are the roots of complexity of the story. Derived from what Sudha's father did, their relationship becomes complicated and beautiful at the same time.

I don't like Anju. And, I don't like Sudha either. I wish Anju would stop thinking only about herself or at least of what she thinks is right. And, I wish Sudha wants to think only about herself.

Just like other Divakaruni's stories, the ending doesn't seem to be like an end. Especially, since those two characters are reunited in "The Vine of Desire", another novel by Divakaruni. I've got it on my bookshelves. But, I'm not ready to read it yet. Maybe in another one month, after all the pain from "Sister of My Heart" disappears.

I suggest that this book should not be read while you are on PMS.


It took me more than 3 weeks to write this review down after I finished reading the book. Just too painful. But, again, so beautifully written I couldn't just keep it for myself.

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Anonymous arlene Says:

Hi Nadiah, iwish you can share with me that book for reading. i love reading too.

just droppin by today.

Blogger ime' Says:

mmmm... i'll think about it first, to make sure i'm ready to read it *sounds quite complicated*


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