No Guns at My Son's Funeral Paperback – 5 March 2020
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- ASIN : 8186939172
- Publisher : India Ink; Second edition (5 March 2020)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 184 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9788186939178
- ISBN-13 : 978-8186939178
- Reading age : 7 - 16 years
- Item Weight : 25 g
- Dimensions : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #64,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is written in a simple language and is easy to comprehend. I like how before every chapter, there is a quote which is either a significant line or dialogue. It is like a sneak-peek of the chapter. These can often be misleading which adds to the element of mystery in the story.
The story has some major plot twists. Every page brought in more anticipation.
The book is an eye-opener. Its a must for all adults and teenagers, alike. I will definitely ask my friends and family to add this book in their libraries and join Aftab for his heart-rending and spine tingling journey amidst the troubled valleys of Kashmir.
The story revolves around a young Kashmiri boy Aftab & his journey from an innocent little teenager to that of a wannabe militant. It portrays quite beautifully the contrast of the dual lives that many children & young adults in the valley live. Akram & Feroze are the two young inexperienced militants who decided to make a mark of their own & started recruiting young teenagers in order to train them. Aftab revered Akram as a mentor & would do anything for him without realizing that he might be just a pawn. What will happen when the Indian Army acknowledges the existence of this small group & makes it their mission to catch them?
Kashmir is a perfect example to study how ‘truth’ can be multiple forms. The author’s work with children from the valley has helped her to intricately write about the characters in this book. Both Aftab & Akram are believable characters & I am sure their stories definitely speak about the stories of so many young adults from Kashmir. Their personalities, thought process, the need of approval from a mentor & other such small details is what makes this story different & not a caricature. The language & title are to the point while I believe the cover could’ve been better.