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  1. Amitha Amitha says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubBefore I start this review I do have to say that I have met the author and like her very much but have tried to make this review fair and unbiased Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman is a YA historical fiction about a fifteen year old girl named Vidya that takes place in India during the struggle for Indian independence and WWII Outspoken and willful Vidya is excited about her future but when her father is injured in a freedom rally Vidya’s hopes of entering college are shattered when her family is forced to move in with her grandfather and his straight laced traditional household Her only way to escape is to climb the stairs to her grandfather’s library where she is forbidden to go Vidya is a delightful protagonist but at first she seems a little naïve and immature for her age For example in a strange scene in the first chapter she is unable to identify a stain on her father’s shirt as blood despite the fact that she is fifteen years old and the daughter of


  2. Athira (Reading on a Rainy Day) Athira (Reading on a Rainy Day) says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubAmma I said tentatively I don't want to get marriedWhat Vidya kanna? Amma said anxiouslyI mean I don't want to get married until I finish school I said nervouslyAmma's expression cleared a little Don't worry she said I'm sure we can wait a little longer After all girls are getting married much later these days Even seventeen is not considered too old anyFor me the essence of Climbing the Stairs was conveyed so expressively in the above conversation Vidya is a fifteen year old girl approaching her marriageable age not yet ready for it but intensely desiring to go to college instead It was 1941 and India was still under the British rule Vidya's father Venkat being a doctor would attend these marches to help those who were being beaten by the police During one of those peaceful protest marches a woman hosting the Indian flag gets beaten by an English policeman and has her sari and blouse ripped off revealing her stark nudity Venkat lifts the limp woman to help her b


  3. Darla Darla says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubGenreYoung Adult literaturehistorical fiction This is an interesting novel about a 15 year old girl named Vidya living in World War ll India She and her family are HIndu and belong to the Brahmin caste scholars and others who sought for wisdom and learning rather than wealth and riches which is one of the upper classes in the Indian caste system When Vidya's father is injured she and her family are relocated to her paternal uncle's house where life is much different for her than it was living in her father's less orthodox home The details of life in India at this time and the experiences of women in this particular culture is this book's strength I found it so interesting Vidya is strong and opinionated The story is told from her perspective as she struggles against the traditions and expectations that keep women


  4. Edie Edie says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubWhile this is a very ambitious book tackling the British rule of India Gandhiji's efforts to a non violent revolution the role of women in India during World War II a young girl's sense of guilt over her father's life altering injury and her ambition which flies in the face of tradition and some family expectations But the author pulls it off well the heroine's voice is clear and genuine and at least this reader identified with her and cared about her While some of the secondary characters seemed very flat and stereotypical you can read this as a Cinderella story the wicked stepmother is really the wicked sister in law the handsome prince i


  5. Alex Baugh Alex Baugh says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubIt is 1941 and 15 year old Vidya is a lucky girl Though she was born into India’s upper Brahman caste her parents are very liberal; she is able to attend a private girls’ school; and she can dream about the possibility of going to college a rare privilege for Indian women who are expected to marry relatively young And she is exceedingly proud when she discovers that her father a doctor is using his medical skills helping the injured victims of Ghandi’s non violent Freedom Fighters as they demonstrate against British colonialism and for an independent IndiaVidya seem


  6. Anne Osterlund Anne Osterlund says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubVidya is a fifteen year old girl living in Bombay India during World War II She loves climbing trees spending time with her friend Rifka and her dog Raja And she has dreams of going to college A dream her father promises to help make come trueBut her father is a member


  7. Rachel Rachel says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubI absolutely loved this novel I found the characters to be inspiring and entertaining Vidya's story is touching and her struggles and triumphs are what makes the novel perfect for young adult readers I love the genre of historical fiction so the book


  8. Peggy Peggy says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubThis is the story of a 15 year old girl in British occupied India during World War II and her struggle to be her own person and go to college instead of following the traditions of


  9. Emily Pier Emily Pier says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubThis book did not really hold my interest It was a good story but there was not enough going on in it for me However I did like that the book offered me a perspective on the Indian culture that I had never considered before It was interesting for me to read about the family dynamics and the way their social society is set up The book did leave me with some uestions How Vidya and her family were treated after Appa's accident truly disturbed me How could a family act like that? Is that a cultural thing? It truly confused me I think this book is worth reading even though I would never suggest it to someone looking for a fun uick good book to read I liked it for the insight it gave into a culture that is different from my own Additionally I can see using parts of the book in a social studies class to study World War 2 from the perspective on those who


  10. Samantha Kretschmer Samantha Kretschmer says:

    Climbing the Stairs Epub ô Climbing the MOBI :º Ì PDF teachenglishthailand.co.uk climbing book, stairs book, Climbing the download, Climbing the Stairs EpubThe writing was often overly simplistic and abrupt for my tastes and some of the characters could have used a little deeper development but overall a book that I really enjoyed My absolute favorite part was the setting There are countless books set during World War II and there are books set during India's revolution but I've never encountered one that captures both Climbing the Stairs is set in India in the early 1940s which was a time of important cultural and political change However it also focuses a great deal on how World War II affected India and its citizens So much of the WWII literature out the


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