I was drawn into this book by both the stunning cover and how amazing the main character sounded. And even though this was a read very much out of my comfort zone, I’m so happy I picked up The Night Diary. It blew my mind and I’m sure it will be one of my favorite books of the year!
Title: The Night Diary
Author: Veera Hiranandani
Genre: middle grade, historical fiction
Published on March 6th, 2018 by Kokila (Penguin)
Page count: 272 pages
Nisha is a twelve-year-old girl living in soon-to-be Pakistan who doesn’t know where she belongs anymore. Her mother was Muslim, her father is Hindu, and it is the summer of 1947: the year when India frees itself from the British and is split in two. When Papa decides that staying in Pakistan is too dangerous, Nisha and her family are forced to secretly cross the border into the “new” India and find a new home. The Night Diary follows this family’s journey for their lives, as refugees on trains and on foot.
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