The Night Diary

The Night Diary

It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dan It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. T...

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Title:The Night Diary
Author:Veera Hiranandani
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Night Diary
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Night Diary Reviews

  • Abby Johnson
    Jan 29, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

  • Jessica
    Feb 11, 2019

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

  • Angela
    Feb 15, 2019

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

    Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife wa...

    An emotional tale from the diary of a young Indian girl living in 1940s India ?? where she and her family?s life changes emotionally during growing religious tensions in their country (Grade: A-). ...

    Dear Veera, It is less than a week from the award of the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding middle-grade novel of the year. And I cannot help but hope that your brilliant, groundbreaking diary wins at least an honor--if not the top award itself. You opened my eyes to the human i...

    ?At midnight, while we were sleeping, India became independent from British rule. At the same moment, Pakistan, a new country, now exists. Where I live is not called India anymore." Tears. Rolling down my face. What a beautiful and heart breaking story. ...

  • Donalyn
    Jul 22, 2017

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 24, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

    Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife wa...

    An emotional tale from the diary of a young Indian girl living in 1940s India ?? where she and her family?s life changes emotionally during growing religious tensions in their country (Grade: A-). ...

    Dear Veera, It is less than a week from the award of the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding middle-grade novel of the year. And I cannot help but hope that your brilliant, groundbreaking diary wins at least an honor--if not the top award itself. You opened my eyes to the human i...

    ?At midnight, while we were sleeping, India became independent from British rule. At the same moment, Pakistan, a new country, now exists. Where I live is not called India anymore." Tears. Rolling down my face. What a beautiful and heart breaking story. ...

    This book showed me just how very little to nothing I knew of the history of India and Pakistan?s Independence. The Night Diary is the story, as told through letters to her mother that died giving birth to her, of a girl forced to flee her home in the new Pakistan to travel to the ne...

    I certainly better understand the upheaval Partition caused. Nisha's story gives a face to how large-scale intolerance scalds a wide radius with its hot hate. ...

    Reviewed in Horn Book, July/August 2018. ...

  • DaNae
    Dec 24, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

    Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife wa...

    An emotional tale from the diary of a young Indian girl living in 1940s India ?? where she and her family?s life changes emotionally during growing religious tensions in their country (Grade: A-). ...

    Dear Veera, It is less than a week from the award of the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding middle-grade novel of the year. And I cannot help but hope that your brilliant, groundbreaking diary wins at least an honor--if not the top award itself. You opened my eyes to the human i...

    ?At midnight, while we were sleeping, India became independent from British rule. At the same moment, Pakistan, a new country, now exists. Where I live is not called India anymore." Tears. Rolling down my face. What a beautiful and heart breaking story. ...

    This book showed me just how very little to nothing I knew of the history of India and Pakistan?s Independence. The Night Diary is the story, as told through letters to her mother that died giving birth to her, of a girl forced to flee her home in the new Pakistan to travel to the ne...

    I certainly better understand the upheaval Partition caused. Nisha's story gives a face to how large-scale intolerance scalds a wide radius with its hot hate. ...

  • Lisa
    Apr 04, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

  • Skip
    Mar 19, 2019

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

    Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife wa...

  • Summer
    Sep 01, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 01, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    Aug 02, 2017

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

  • Kari
    Dec 20, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

  • Ashleigh Rose
    Mar 10, 2019

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

    Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife wa...

    An emotional tale from the diary of a young Indian girl living in 1940s India ?? where she and her family?s life changes emotionally during growing religious tensions in their country (Grade: A-). ...

    Dear Veera, It is less than a week from the award of the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding middle-grade novel of the year. And I cannot help but hope that your brilliant, groundbreaking diary wins at least an honor--if not the top award itself. You opened my eyes to the human i...

    ?At midnight, while we were sleeping, India became independent from British rule. At the same moment, Pakistan, a new country, now exists. Where I live is not called India anymore." Tears. Rolling down my face. What a beautiful and heart breaking story. ...

    This book showed me just how very little to nothing I knew of the history of India and Pakistan?s Independence. The Night Diary is the story, as told through letters to her mother that died giving birth to her, of a girl forced to flee her home in the new Pakistan to travel to the ne...

  • Rashika (is tired)
    Mar 19, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

  • Sam
    Feb 16, 2017

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

  • Clare Lund
    May 01, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

  • Lata
    Jul 26, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

  • Sherry Guice
    Jul 02, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

  • Lola
    Aug 10, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

  • Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
    Aug 14, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

  • Suze Lavender
    Mar 05, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

  • Sohinee Reads & Reviews (Bookarlo)
    Sep 16, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

  • Chelsea slytherink
    Jul 18, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Aug 21, 2017

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

  • Rida Imran
    Aug 10, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

  • Sinead Anja (Huntress of Diverse Books)
    Apr 19, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

  • Christopher
    Jan 25, 2019

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

    Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife wa...

    An emotional tale from the diary of a young Indian girl living in 1940s India ?? where she and her family?s life changes emotionally during growing religious tensions in their country (Grade: A-). ...

    Dear Veera, It is less than a week from the award of the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding middle-grade novel of the year. And I cannot help but hope that your brilliant, groundbreaking diary wins at least an honor--if not the top award itself. You opened my eyes to the human i...

  • Victor The Reader
    Mar 06, 2019

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

    It's 1947 and twelve-year-old Nisha lives in a country that's about to be divided. India's independence is near. When the country is being split in two, becoming Pakistan and India, Nisha and her family are in danger. It's no longer safe for them to stay in Pakistan. Nisha and her brot...

    Told from the point of view of a 11-year old Nisha through her diary entries, which are addressed to her dead mother, this is a really interesting way to relate a little of the confusion, frustration, fear and sadness experienced during of India?s Partition in 1947. People were sudde...

    This is an amazing story!!! Told in letters to her mother (who is dead) as a diary, the reader is taken through the history of the division of India into India and Pakistan. Great characters, suspense and adventure interwoven into a story of a family caught in the midst of horrendous c...

    This book, you guys. Wow. What a treasure. An award contender for sure. I'll be thinking about Nisha for a long time. ...

    Check out my book blog for more book reviews and other bookish posts! I received an ARC of The Night Diary from the UK distributor. I?d actually been interested in this book for quite some time. It?s set at the time of the partition between India and Pakistan, and written for a ...

    Read The Original Review Posted on Sohinee Reads & Reviews SET AROUND THE 1947 PARTITION OF INDIA, ?THE NIGHT DIARY? IS AN EVOCATIVE NOVEL I have read quite a few books on the 1947 partition, have heard stories of partition from my grandparents and I was always left t...

    This was just ok. The diary format didn?t work for me - maybe if shorter entries written to her mother had been interspersed with the story I would have enjoyed it more. The outstanding thing about this book was the setting and time period. ...

    Interesting book but very slow. It was nice listening to it and the narrator was good but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up once I put it down. ...

    Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds Disclaimer: A Physical copy was provided via Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Itsthe year of Partition & Independence ?...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus On the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim family, and writes diary entries to the mother who passed away when she and her twin brother ...

    Filled with gorgeous language and vivid imagery, The Night Diary tells the story of one family after India gained its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1947 and was divided into two countries. Nisha's father is Hindu and her late mother was Muslim, leaving Nisha feeling tor...

    Loved this historical novel about a young girl and her family forced to leave their home after the partition of India creates the country of Pakistan. It reminded me a lot of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in the style of writing and I would hand it to kids who are interested in hi...

    I cried so much...Definitely Ruta Sepetys for middle grade! ...

    Set in 1947, Hiranandani's book describes the traumatic end of British rule and the Partition, whereby India was divided into two countries. Young Nisha is the daughter of a doctor in what has become Pakistan, where his Hindu religion is suddenly rejected; however, his deceased wife wa...

    An emotional tale from the diary of a young Indian girl living in 1940s India ?? where she and her family?s life changes emotionally during growing religious tensions in their country (Grade: A-). ...

  • Navdip
    Aug 11, 2018

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were some really great things about the book as well though - I really liked the concept a...

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn?t say that middle grade is my favourite genre, I do like to read it from time t...

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an absolute must read for me! Plot This book follows a twelve year old girl called Nish...

  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie
    Jan 04, 2019

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more. Because unless you?re a university student who takes very specific History courses with the subjects that you really want to learn about, chances a...

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. Because of the divide, tension has erupted between Hindus and Muslims. Twelve-y...

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. (Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour) Dear Great-Grandma, I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on display but you know, I am trying. I recently read The Night Diary, which...

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the pencil in Nisha's hand! And the story: so vital. So poignant. Millions of people we...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.. ...

    This book is so damn good! My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page. And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good. The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of emotions. The story has been fictionalized as is mentioned by the author at the ...