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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Stolen Girl by Renita D'Silva

The Stolen GirlThe Stolen Girl by Renita D'Silva
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This amazing read deserves every single star that I can award it, and more. What a heart breaking situation.

You come in at the start of this story to Vani her mother and Diya her daughter.

I kind of got it right away when they were packing again to move, it was obvious they were running from something or someone. Obviously 'something' because of the title.

The abruptness of the Police turning up and Diya as tactfully as possible being told she is stolen and that her real Mother is looking for her, she's been looking for her for 13 years.

Diya is astounded and of course disturbed, disbelief and she asks her Mother, they got it wrong right?

As Vani is driving away to the cells Diya is left with the Police woman.

This is when I thought she was going to be reunited gradually with her Mother and I wondered what and how that would be after so many years, but wrong.....

Diya doesn't want to meet her Mother, she has one Mother and she has been taken away from her.

The letter that Vani writes to Diya is emotional, loving and you can see how much she loves Diya, you are wondering what, how?

Then we meet Aarti.
We get to know a little about India too. The wealthy as well as the poor.

An insight to bulimia and its devastating effects.

Friendships gone wrong.
Mothers love.

Its all in this book but I do warn you, its not a straight forward abduction.

Everyone needs to read this.

Your mother has been arrested. She stole you.’

For as long as thirteen-year-old Diya can remember, it’s always been just her and her mum, Vani. Despite never staying in one place long enough to call it home, with her mother by her side, Diya has never needed anything else. 

Then, in an instant, Diya’s fragile world is shattered. Her mother is arrested, accused of abducting Diya when she was a baby…

Vani has spent a lifetime looking over her shoulder, determined to make the best possible life for her daughter. Now she must fight for her child, re-opening the door to her childhood in India and the woman who was once as close to her as a sister.

Told through the eyes of Diya, Vani and Aarti, this is a heart-breaking story of friendship and betrayal, love and motherhood, which asks the question;how far would you go to protect your only child?

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