Another take on modern day witches in London… only a bit more sinister and interesting. It also has a flawed hero, complex characters, and beautiful language. The first in a trilogy, and I can’t wait to read the sequel!
A gripping story of a brutal attack and its aftermath on a family and a small community. The plot weaves its way into dark territory, unexpected and ultimately astounding. This is a must read for anyone interested in PTSD and memory-recovery therapies, and the lengths to which families will go to protect their own.
"In Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo pulls back the curtain on a life that is at once chaotic and highly structured, with unwritten rules and protocols known only to the inhabitants of the teeming slums outside the city of Mumbai. This is a story of fierce tenacity and faith in the possiblity of a better life. You will root for Abdul and all of the other families of Annawadi in their quest to get just a sliver of what so many in the world take for granted."