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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
by Kiran Desai | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Hawaii-Bookworm of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 6/25/2009
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Hawaii-Bookworm from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, June 25, 2009

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From School Library Journal
This delightful romp is full of zany characters that wreak havoc on a village in India. Sampath, the ambitionless son of the middle-class Chawla family, wants to escape the looming responsibilities of his adult life. He decides to climb into a guava tree and live there in peaceful contemplation. The townspeople start to revere him as a holy man and seek his counsel for their problems. His enigmatic responses only increase their awe for him. His father reacts by looking at the commercial possibilities of having many pilgrims coming to see Sampath. His mother spends her days searching the countryside for rare and unusual food to prepare for him. His sister struggles to maintain her independence but falls hopelessly in love with the Hungry Hop Ice Cream boy. Inept bureaucrats, bungling army officers, a spy for the atheist society, and a herd of monkeys with a taste for liquor add to this hilariously irreverent story. With humor that transcends cultures, this funny story about a very eccentric family will appeal to many teens. 

Journal Entry 2 by Hawaii-Bookworm from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

5 out of 10

This is my first read by Desai. This is her debut novel and it was entertaining. 

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