Girls Burn Brighter

Girls Burn Brighter

A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls who are driven apart but never stop trying to find one another again. When Poornima first meets Savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. Poornima's father hires Savitha to work one of their sari looms, and the tw A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls...

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Title:Girls Burn Brighter
Author:Shobha Rao
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1250074258
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Girls Burn Brighter Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Apr 28, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Apr 28, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

  • Jill
    Mar 02, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

    How do you rate a book that made you feel so desolate? This book kept me up reading until 2am, which is incredibly late for me. I kept reading not because I wanted to know what was going to happen. In fact, I was so dreading reading what was going to happen next that I desperately want...

    For me, ?Girls Burn Brighter? by Shobha Rao is a marvel of a book. A story about two girls growing up in Indravalli, India, Rao addresses a multiplicity of issues about gender power and powerlessness and about the human capacity for survival, friendship, and regeneration. A sto...

    *Spoilers ahead* I am disappointed. I expected so much more. It's always hard to write negative reviews about novels that are hyped and loved by many people. But let's give it a try. The novel is about two Indian girls, Poornima and Savitha. These girls live in an impoverishe...

    How fitting that I finished this book on International Women?s Day 2018! Shobha Rao?s debut novel is a study in what it means to be a woman in many parts of the world. Not every woman, but a good many of them. And so, therefore, all of us. It is about the difference between bond...

    I received an ARC of this book in an Instagram giveaway from a fellow Bookstagramer on Instagram and the publisher. And I'm so glad I entered and actually won, because I never would have read this one otherwise. Reading this book now was something I didn't even realize I needed. ...

    One advance review of Girls Burn Brighter states, ?A searing portrait of what feminism looks like in much of the world.? Indeed, this is one of the greatest strengths of this book?and also points to its one weakness. Make no mistake about it, this book is good. Page-turning go...

  • Jessica *The Lovely Books*
    Feb 19, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

  • Libby Chester
    May 07, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

    How do you rate a book that made you feel so desolate? This book kept me up reading until 2am, which is incredibly late for me. I kept reading not because I wanted to know what was going to happen. In fact, I was so dreading reading what was going to happen next that I desperately want...

    For me, ?Girls Burn Brighter? by Shobha Rao is a marvel of a book. A story about two girls growing up in Indravalli, India, Rao addresses a multiplicity of issues about gender power and powerlessness and about the human capacity for survival, friendship, and regeneration. A sto...

  • Hadeer
    Feb 15, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

  • Rachel
    Feb 24, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 02, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Dec 23, 2017

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

    How do you rate a book that made you feel so desolate? This book kept me up reading until 2am, which is incredibly late for me. I kept reading not because I wanted to know what was going to happen. In fact, I was so dreading reading what was going to happen next that I desperately want...

    For me, ?Girls Burn Brighter? by Shobha Rao is a marvel of a book. A story about two girls growing up in Indravalli, India, Rao addresses a multiplicity of issues about gender power and powerlessness and about the human capacity for survival, friendship, and regeneration. A sto...

    *Spoilers ahead* I am disappointed. I expected so much more. It's always hard to write negative reviews about novels that are hyped and loved by many people. But let's give it a try. The novel is about two Indian girls, Poornima and Savitha. These girls live in an impoverishe...

    How fitting that I finished this book on International Women?s Day 2018! Shobha Rao?s debut novel is a study in what it means to be a woman in many parts of the world. Not every woman, but a good many of them. And so, therefore, all of us. It is about the difference between bond...

    I received an ARC of this book in an Instagram giveaway from a fellow Bookstagramer on Instagram and the publisher. And I'm so glad I entered and actually won, because I never would have read this one otherwise. Reading this book now was something I didn't even realize I needed. ...

    One advance review of Girls Burn Brighter states, ?A searing portrait of what feminism looks like in much of the world.? Indeed, this is one of the greatest strengths of this book?and also points to its one weakness. Make no mistake about it, this book is good. Page-turning go...

    This book is about a deep and defining connection between two women. At first I wanted to call it romantic love, but as I did a little googling to figure out if that was really what I was looking for, I came upon the four different types of "love" according to ancient Greeks and realiz...

  • Bernadette
    Apr 06, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

  • Emily May
    Jan 03, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

  • Kourtney • kourtneysbookshelf
    Feb 19, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

  • Mindi
    Feb 23, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

    How do you rate a book that made you feel so desolate? This book kept me up reading until 2am, which is incredibly late for me. I kept reading not because I wanted to know what was going to happen. In fact, I was so dreading reading what was going to happen next that I desperately want...

    For me, ?Girls Burn Brighter? by Shobha Rao is a marvel of a book. A story about two girls growing up in Indravalli, India, Rao addresses a multiplicity of issues about gender power and powerlessness and about the human capacity for survival, friendship, and regeneration. A sto...

    *Spoilers ahead* I am disappointed. I expected so much more. It's always hard to write negative reviews about novels that are hyped and loved by many people. But let's give it a try. The novel is about two Indian girls, Poornima and Savitha. These girls live in an impoverishe...

    How fitting that I finished this book on International Women?s Day 2018! Shobha Rao?s debut novel is a study in what it means to be a woman in many parts of the world. Not every woman, but a good many of them. And so, therefore, all of us. It is about the difference between bond...

    I received an ARC of this book in an Instagram giveaway from a fellow Bookstagramer on Instagram and the publisher. And I'm so glad I entered and actually won, because I never would have read this one otherwise. Reading this book now was something I didn't even realize I needed. ...

  • Donna
    Apr 02, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

  • Brooke (Brooke's Books and Brews)
    Mar 10, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

    How do you rate a book that made you feel so desolate? This book kept me up reading until 2am, which is incredibly late for me. I kept reading not because I wanted to know what was going to happen. In fact, I was so dreading reading what was going to happen next that I desperately want...

  • Basic B's Guide
    Feb 28, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Mar 04, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

  • Paula W
    Mar 06, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

    How do you rate a book that made you feel so desolate? This book kept me up reading until 2am, which is incredibly late for me. I kept reading not because I wanted to know what was going to happen. In fact, I was so dreading reading what was going to happen next that I desperately want...

    For me, ?Girls Burn Brighter? by Shobha Rao is a marvel of a book. A story about two girls growing up in Indravalli, India, Rao addresses a multiplicity of issues about gender power and powerlessness and about the human capacity for survival, friendship, and regeneration. A sto...

    *Spoilers ahead* I am disappointed. I expected so much more. It's always hard to write negative reviews about novels that are hyped and loved by many people. But let's give it a try. The novel is about two Indian girls, Poornima and Savitha. These girls live in an impoverishe...

    How fitting that I finished this book on International Women?s Day 2018! Shobha Rao?s debut novel is a study in what it means to be a woman in many parts of the world. Not every woman, but a good many of them. And so, therefore, all of us. It is about the difference between bond...

  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Apr 28, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

  • Es Summer
    May 16, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

    How do you rate a book that made you feel so desolate? This book kept me up reading until 2am, which is incredibly late for me. I kept reading not because I wanted to know what was going to happen. In fact, I was so dreading reading what was going to happen next that I desperately want...

    For me, ?Girls Burn Brighter? by Shobha Rao is a marvel of a book. A story about two girls growing up in Indravalli, India, Rao addresses a multiplicity of issues about gender power and powerlessness and about the human capacity for survival, friendship, and regeneration. A sto...

    *Spoilers ahead* I am disappointed. I expected so much more. It's always hard to write negative reviews about novels that are hyped and loved by many people. But let's give it a try. The novel is about two Indian girls, Poornima and Savitha. These girls live in an impoverishe...

  • Janelle
    Mar 12, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

  • Shannon
    Sep 26, 2017

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

    This was heart-wrenching and powerful and depressing. Set in India and America it follows two friends separated by horrendous acts of violence and depravity and the lengths they will go to to be reunited. I definitely reached the point where I couldn?t handle anything else happening ...

    I've been waiting for this new release since reading An Unrestored Woman. There was an obvious thoughtfulness in the way Shobha handled the issues that befell many of her characters in An Unrestored Woman - issues that were present for no other reason than because they are women. The c...

  • Katie
    Feb 08, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    Mar 13, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 11, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

  • Marilyn
    Sep 09, 2017

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

  • Emily
    Apr 27, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

    I heard about this book from The Readers, who are considering it for their summer read. I missed it when it came out in March. I loved this story about two female friends from the cloth-eaving area of India, who are separated and look for each other. The author made me really inves...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest With social media being full of Bad Men Saying Stupid and Hurtful Shit, you're probably asking yourself why I'd read a book like this, which basically exemplifies female objectification at its worst, running the gamut of t...

    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex This book broke my heart into crumbs and I'm still sweeping pieces of it off the ground. Poornima and Savitha find ways to hold onto each other in a country that considers their existence a burden.They are both born poor and given few oppor...

    Thank you so much Flatiron Books for providing my free copy of GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Roa - all opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that this book will not make you feel good. It is heartrending with horrific scenes that will make you cringe. BUT it?s not meant to m...

    Girls Burn Brighter ripped my heart out, and still won?t let go. Shobha Rao?s words invaded my brain in this beautifully written story about friendship and love, and man?s inhumanity. Poornima and Savitha are teenagers who meet in their native India. Poormina is poor but when ...

    The first thing you need to know about this book is that it is brutal. The second thing you need to know is that I loved it. Girls Burn Brighter tells the story of Poornima and Savitha who had the misfortune of being born poor and female in Indravalli, India. Even though their live...

    This is a fictional story of two young women living in a small village in India, then in the US, who form a powerful friendship. It sustains them and fuels their spirit to survive, even when they are separated by a cruel betrayal and face all forms of oppression. And when one of them d...

    You know that moment when a books message finally clicks and you?re just left wondering how you?ll ever be the same after hearing it? Yeah, I?m in that boat right now. I knew Girls Burn Brighter would be a five star read even before I read it. The cover just screams read me and r...

    I received a free copy of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao in a Goodreads give away in exchange for an honest review. In the book, Girls Burn Brighter, the reader is transported to India where two young, poor girls Poornima and Savitha cross paths and form a bond that is tested but be...

    ...all the beacons of the world, standing all in a row, couldn't save her' - Savitha, Girls Burn Brighter Obliterated. Broken. Despaired. Angry. Despondent. Heartbroken. Helpless. Hopeful. Wretched. Dejected. Lost. Furious. Disappointed.Hopeless. The...

    I'm struggling to decide just how I feel about this book. So, first off, if you're going in completely clueless like me (why do I not read book summaries properly), massive content warning for rape. This book deals with human trafficking, so you can imagine the content here. This is ki...

    The fact that I finished this book four days ago and forgot to update it until now says something about how memorable I found the reading experience. There are really strong aspects to this story, but the characters and themes fall a bit flat (despite my loving the premise), and after ...

    Please be mentally and emotionally prepared when going in for this read. Thankfully, friends had warned me of the content of this novel. There are triggers including rape and violence. This is a book that will tear your heart to pieces and leave you picking them up for days after. This...

    3.5 stars I enjoyed this! Rao's writing is, as usually, simply gorgeous. It's gorgeous in its simplicity. I just want to run around hearing her words in my head all day because they're so thoughtfully put together, without every feeling pretentious. I adored the characters. Poor...

  • Maggie
    May 07, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

  • AnisaAnne
    Oct 28, 2017

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...

    That's the way it is: If two people want to be together, they'll find a way. They'll forge a way. Literary fiction is not the common genre I go for. It has been, though, a genre I have grown quite interested in because it is very different from contemporary or the common kind of...

    I really thought I was going to love Girls Burn Brighter. The novel starts out with a short prologue about an old woman being interviewed by a journalist about her garden of trees. In only two pages, it was lovely, touching, and hard-hitting, everything that I hoped the rest of the boo...

    3.5 Poornima and Savitha are two teenage girls living in various degrees of poverty. When Savitha is hired to help with the family livlihood of making saris, they become close friends. So much so that they seek each other out at every turn. A cruel act will send Savitha on the run, and...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: https://anisabookreviews.wordpress.co... Girls Burn Brighter is a compelling tale of love, friendship, and self-exploration. But mostly survival. It is the heart-wrenching story of being a girl in India and the possibilities beyond a fate. Her...

  • paulie
    Mar 09, 2018

    ?What is love if not a hunger?? Finishing this book was so bittersweet. I both love and hate the ending. Girls Burn Brighter is a book about two young lives - that of Poornima and Savitha - and it takes us through a lot of tragic events. That being said, I didn't find it emot...

    All the fiery stars to Girls Burn Brighter! ? ? ? ? ? ? Though desperately difficult to wrap my head around the tragic events that happened, this was a book I savored. I was emotionally invested and was lost in it completely. This is why I read. After finishin...

    4.391 stars - - - published 03/06/18 this selection is cardiac conflagration; if these details do not alight yr inner self and its indignation for the unjust treatment of human beings then i wish you well when you resume with yr beach reads. the more i became enveloped into girls b...