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Aru Shah and the End of Time

by Roshani Chokshi
  • Three stars
    Give it a try, if you have the time.
    I liked it, but I wouldn't say I loved it. The ending doesn't leave me begging for the next book and that makes me a little sad.
    Meg L. Grade 8
  • Five stars
    Read this book right now & tell all your friends!
    This is my favorite book!! It's so difficult to get a book with Indian characters, let alone a fantasy one. Along with Hindu mythology, it's unheard of. Thank the gods and goddesses, Roshani Chokshi is here. I absolutely loved this book! I adored the characters, Aru and Mini. I love Mini even more than Aru! She is allergic to almost everything, and she has a Epi-pen! It's so good to see a character who is truly human today, not like all those always-perfect characters in other novels. This book is full of diversity! I love how Roshani incorporates the Hindu mythology. As I am a hindu, I know a LOT of this mythology. I always love the myth of Pandavas and Karuravas. I want more of the Hindu gods and goddesses. If you think Zeus is powerful, you haven't heard of the Trinity Lords Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. I can see why Rick Riordan published this book! It's so much like his other books with the same sense of humor, down to the titles. Ah! How great it is to hear the full Indian names like Arundathi and Yamini, not the Americanized Indian names. Now I am thrilled to read the other books! Also suggested: 11 Birthdays, Flunked
    Dharshni A. Grade 6