The Night Diary

The Night Diary

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

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Title:The Night Diary
Author:Veera Hiranandani
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0735228515
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Night Diary Reviews

  • Abby Johnson
    Jan 29, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

  • Laura Gardner
    Mar 01, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

  • Hannah
    Oct 13, 2017

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

    Nisha and her family are forced to leave their home because of conflict as India splits into two countries, India and Pakistan, after gaining its independence from Britain. The story is told by Nisha as she writes letters to her mother who died giving birth to her and her twin brother....

    From an advanced readers copy. Review here: http://fangirlblog.com/2018/03/two-ne... ...

    In this epistolary novel, India's partition is poignantly evoked through young Nisha's eyes. Hiranandani's prose brings Nisha's world to life, rich in sense and emotion. THE NIGHT DIARY is perfect for readers who love immersive historical fiction and anyone who has ever felt unsure of ...

  • Donalyn
    Jul 22, 2017

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

  • Lisa
    Apr 04, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

  • Amanda Rawson Hill
    Apr 11, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

  • Amy Richau
    Feb 26, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

    Nisha and her family are forced to leave their home because of conflict as India splits into two countries, India and Pakistan, after gaining its independence from Britain. The story is told by Nisha as she writes letters to her mother who died giving birth to her and her twin brother....

    From an advanced readers copy. Review here: http://fangirlblog.com/2018/03/two-ne... ...

  • Richie Partington
    Mar 16, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

  • Shauna Yusko
    Mar 28, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 01, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

  • Sandy Brehl
    Mar 27, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    Aug 02, 2017

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Apr 11, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

  • Lisa
    Feb 12, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

    Nisha and her family are forced to leave their home because of conflict as India splits into two countries, India and Pakistan, after gaining its independence from Britain. The story is told by Nisha as she writes letters to her mother who died giving birth to her and her twin brother....

  • Chris
    Feb 22, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

    Nisha and her family are forced to leave their home because of conflict as India splits into two countries, India and Pakistan, after gaining its independence from Britain. The story is told by Nisha as she writes letters to her mother who died giving birth to her and her twin brother....

    From an advanced readers copy. Review here: http://fangirlblog.com/2018/03/two-ne... ...

    In this epistolary novel, India's partition is poignantly evoked through young Nisha's eyes. Hiranandani's prose brings Nisha's world to life, rich in sense and emotion. THE NIGHT DIARY is perfect for readers who love immersive historical fiction and anyone who has ever felt unsure of ...

    1947 partition of India, bireligious family, Muslim, Hindu, diary, twin siblings, refugee, diary-form minimizes character development, basic prose that sweet but missing passion/urgency, accessible to middle school readers without being graphic ...

    I loved the concept of ?The Night Diary?! Veera Hiranandani has done a wonderful job in portraying how the Indian Independence affected the lifestyles of an average family. She realistically depicts the hardships that someone would have faced to move from Pakistan to India during t...

    4.5 stars Review based on a digital ARC provided by Edelweiss. This heart wrenching, yet ultimately uplifting, story centers on Nisha, a 12-year-old girl living in India in 1947. Her life is by no means perfect. She lives with her twin brother, father and grandmother in a town th...

  • Rashika (is tired)
    Mar 19, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

  • Jerry
    Apr 13, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

    Nisha and her family are forced to leave their home because of conflict as India splits into two countries, India and Pakistan, after gaining its independence from Britain. The story is told by Nisha as she writes letters to her mother who died giving birth to her and her twin brother....

    From an advanced readers copy. Review here: http://fangirlblog.com/2018/03/two-ne... ...

    In this epistolary novel, India's partition is poignantly evoked through young Nisha's eyes. Hiranandani's prose brings Nisha's world to life, rich in sense and emotion. THE NIGHT DIARY is perfect for readers who love immersive historical fiction and anyone who has ever felt unsure of ...

    1947 partition of India, bireligious family, Muslim, Hindu, diary, twin siblings, refugee, diary-form minimizes character development, basic prose that sweet but missing passion/urgency, accessible to middle school readers without being graphic ...

    I loved the concept of ?The Night Diary?! Veera Hiranandani has done a wonderful job in portraying how the Indian Independence affected the lifestyles of an average family. She realistically depicts the hardships that someone would have faced to move from Pakistan to India during t...

    4.5 stars Review based on a digital ARC provided by Edelweiss. This heart wrenching, yet ultimately uplifting, story centers on Nisha, a 12-year-old girl living in India in 1947. Her life is by no means perfect. She lives with her twin brother, father and grandmother in a town th...

    I normally don't care for epistolary format novels, but this one had me hooked from the beginning. I had no prior knowledge of this event in history, so the story was interesting and fresh. It's 1947 and India is about to obtain its freedom from the British Empire. But what does this ...

  • Katy
    Mar 20, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

  • Sam
    Feb 16, 2017

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

  • USOM
    Feb 24, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

  • Sarah
    Oct 12, 2017

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

    Nisha and her family are forced to leave their home because of conflict as India splits into two countries, India and Pakistan, after gaining its independence from Britain. The story is told by Nisha as she writes letters to her mother who died giving birth to her and her twin brother....

    From an advanced readers copy. Review here: http://fangirlblog.com/2018/03/two-ne... ...

    In this epistolary novel, India's partition is poignantly evoked through young Nisha's eyes. Hiranandani's prose brings Nisha's world to life, rich in sense and emotion. THE NIGHT DIARY is perfect for readers who love immersive historical fiction and anyone who has ever felt unsure of ...

    1947 partition of India, bireligious family, Muslim, Hindu, diary, twin siblings, refugee, diary-form minimizes character development, basic prose that sweet but missing passion/urgency, accessible to middle school readers without being graphic ...

  • Nicole Means
    Dec 18, 2017

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

  • Rajiv
    Apr 15, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

    Nisha and her family are forced to leave their home because of conflict as India splits into two countries, India and Pakistan, after gaining its independence from Britain. The story is told by Nisha as she writes letters to her mother who died giving birth to her and her twin brother....

    From an advanced readers copy. Review here: http://fangirlblog.com/2018/03/two-ne... ...

    In this epistolary novel, India's partition is poignantly evoked through young Nisha's eyes. Hiranandani's prose brings Nisha's world to life, rich in sense and emotion. THE NIGHT DIARY is perfect for readers who love immersive historical fiction and anyone who has ever felt unsure of ...

    1947 partition of India, bireligious family, Muslim, Hindu, diary, twin siblings, refugee, diary-form minimizes character development, basic prose that sweet but missing passion/urgency, accessible to middle school readers without being graphic ...

    I loved the concept of ?The Night Diary?! Veera Hiranandani has done a wonderful job in portraying how the Indian Independence affected the lifestyles of an average family. She realistically depicts the hardships that someone would have faced to move from Pakistan to India during t...

  • Caitlin Christensen
    Mar 07, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

  • Suze Lavender
    Mar 05, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rachel Strolle
    Mar 26, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Aug 21, 2017

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

  • Zayda (Babybibliophile)
    Apr 08, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

  • K.C
    Apr 14, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...

    Addictive read that captured me immediately! I could not stop reading. This story follows a young girl and her journey across the border when India split into two countries. She keeps a diary and writes letters to her mother who is in heaven. As I read, I could feel everything that she...

    Gorgeously written and incredibly gentle despite the topic which could have easily become simply bloody and violent. Read after AHIMSA by Supriya Kelkar for an amazing experience. ...

    The Night Diary's beautiful and heartbreaking story about refugees during the partition of India could not have been released at a more relevant time. I especially loved that the main characters were ?half Muslim and half Hindu? which highlighted the fraught mental and physical cir...

    lovely lovely lovely ...

    It was soo good, even though there was a little violence. ...

  • Michelle
    Apr 08, 2018

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

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE. ...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 stars RTC ...

    4 for writing and adult appeal. Good characters and historical setting. 3 for tween/teen interest. Several books that would pair with it. ...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) This is an intensely emotional story about family, bravery, and migration. Not only are characters touching, but the format of the book is stunning. Nisha is wri...

    The Night Diary begins in July 1947, just a month before the end of British rule in India and the Partition, the division of British India along religious lines into the two separate and independent countries of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim/Sikh) between August 14-15. Twelve-year...

    Richie?s Picks: THE NIGHT DIARY by Veera Hiranandani, Dial, March 2018, 272p., ISBN: 978-0-7352-2851-1 ?I think Islam hates us. There?s something there that ? there?s a tremendous hatred there. There?s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There?s an...

    ?????/5 for THE NIGHT DIARY by @VeeraWrites. Thanks to the publisher, @PenguinKids for the ARC for @Kidlitexchange. All opinions are my own. _*_*_*_*_* Nisha, a twelve year old twin who loves to cook and is exceptionally quiet, faces great challenges when she and her family...

    Nisha is the young writer of the diary entries that reveal her first-person view of the forced migration of Muslims and Hindu people when India was partitioned into two countries: India and Pakistan. That topic, likely to be obscure to adult and young readers at the start, will become ...

    (Review for advanced copy) Middle school appropriate book dealing with India?s Partition in 1947. I appreciated that the story delved into the historical context but through the eyes of a confused 12 year old girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches about this complica...

    This story is so very beautiful and heartbreaking. It was a great one to read aloud to our 8yr old because it not only teaches empathy, it gives middle graders a wonderful understanding about what happened during the partition of India and Pakistan. It is a story my daughter and I will...