Secret Keeper

Secret Keeper When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America Asha Gupta her older sister Reet and their mother must wait with Baba s brother and his family as well as their grandmot

  • Title: Secret Keeper
  • Author: Mitali Perkins
  • ISBN: 9780385733403
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba s brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions Asha knows this is temporary just until Baba sends foWhen her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba s brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions Asha knows this is temporary just until Baba sends for them But with scant savings and time passing, the tension builds Ma, prone to spells of sadness, finds it hard to submit to her mother and sister in law Reet s beauty attracts unwanted marriage proposals and Asha s promise to take care of Ma and Reet leads to impulsive behavior What follows is a firestorm of rebuke and secrets revealed Asha s only solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and where she begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door Asha can hardly believe that she, and not Reet, is the object of Jay s attention Then news arrives about Baba and Asha must make a choice that will change their lives forever.

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    1. Mitali Perkins is a wonderful writer and evokes India through smells, tastes and sounds, as well as through vivid visual descriptions. And Asha's (the teenage Benali girl who is the main character) fight to be less constricted in the 1970's brought back memories of my own teenage years and challenges during that time. The family relationships are wonderfully drawn, but this ended up being a hard book for me to review. This is no fault of the author but the reader: I don't think I fully understoo [...]

    2. The Secret Keeper is the story of sixteen-year old Asha, an Indian girl on the cusp of adulthood, who must move to her uncle’s home with her mother and her sister when her father leaves Calcutta to find work in New York. Asha feels acutely the injustice imposed on her by the cultural traditions that rule life in her Uncle‘s home. As a child she was given the freedom to pursue her own interests, whether they were viewed as masculine or feminine. Now she must accept her role as a traditional I [...]

    3. Asha and Reet have had to move in with their father’s family while he is looking for work in America. They aren’t happy about it, as they have to stay inside most of the time, and their grandmother and relatives aren’t very kind to them or their mother. When Reet acquires a persistent admirer, who goes so far as to make a marriage proposal, Asha does something drastic to humiliate him and force him to withdraw his suit. Her whole family is embarrassed and ashamed by her behavior (she dress [...]

    4. It wasn't one of my favorite Indian stories because I wasn't invested in Perkins' style of writing. Her characters fell flat and I wasn't left wanting to find out the secrets.

    5. Secret Keeper takes place in India between 1974 and 1975, a tumultuous time in the country's history. Sisters Asha and Reet and their mother move from Delhi to Calcutta to live with extended family while their father moves to NYC to look for an engineering job. Older sister Reet is everything a girl should be- beautiful, respectful, obedient. Asha is skinny, athletic and outspoken. While Reet has many admirers and hopeful suitors, Asha goes up to the roof for time alone to write in her diary and [...]

    6. I read this book in one sitting. Well, technically two sittings, but only because it had gotten too dark outside to keep reading and I needed to turn on a light.It's short and the pacing is quick, but it sure does hammer home strong emotions. I lost track a bit of how time was passing -- sometimes it seemed like the narrative hopped ahead by weeks and sometimes by hours -- but overall a solid read that left me with a bit to think about. At first I was annoyed by how quickly Jay and Asha apparent [...]

    7. Historical fiction 1970s, relationships between sisters and daughters/mothers, identity, marriage, Indian culture, friendship.This is one of the best books I have read this year. I didn't want the book to end. This book reminded me of Keeping Corner that came out a couple of years ago.Once Asha (who is 16) becomes a woman she must stop playing tennis and cricket, grow her hair out and wear sari's. This is difficult for her because her parents have treated her like a boy and then in one day they [...]

    8. Perkins gives another beautifully-written book with characters readers care about. The rich details of place and culture underscore the deep emotions Asha, Reet and their mother feel at dislocation and grief. I loved the images of depression as "The Jailer"and a psychologist as "a mender of minds."I did not find the ending to be satisfying, but given the theme of fairy tales and how Asha emphasizes that real life doesn't have a happy ending, I think this author choice was true to the story, the [...]

    9. Mitali Perkins’s “Secret Keeper” is one of the deepest narratives I have ever read!  This tale is set in India, about a girl named Asha Gupta, her older sister, Shona, and their hard-working mother.  As the three travel to Calcutta to stay with relatives, her father searches for a job in America.  In the middle of the story, terrible news returns to the family and relatives about their beloved father.  Perkin’s includes the struggles and decisions one girl must face in order to make [...]

    10. Asha and her mother and sister move in with their father's brother and family while Baba is away in America forging a life before he sends for them. A classic coming of age story in a not so classic setting of India in the 1970's. Asha is not only a girl growing up to adult hood, but she is also an India girl growing up under strict cultural mores and tradition.Told in a lyrical slow-paced fashion, Perkins is able to impart lessons of sacrifice and survival without getting tedious or boring.Fina [...]

    11. A beautiful story of family, love between sisters and of promises kept. The only reason I didn't give it four stars was because it reminded me so much of the book "Climbing the Stairs" that I sometimes felt I had read it before.

    12. I liked it! :) It was sad, and I thought it could have had a tighter ending. But it was a compelling story with a great protagonist. It was good.

    13. I've wanted to read this book for a while, and after reading You Bring The Distant Near last year, I finally decided to read Secret Keeper.  I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, and I didn't like it as much as You Bring The Distant Near.  I did feel for Asha and Reet, and I can't begin to imagine what it's like to have a marriage arranged for you, or to know that your decisions are not your own to make.  Asha has her own path, and while it differed from the traditional path her fam [...]

    14. It's funny, but when you use reading as a form of procrastination, you're usually expecting it to be easy enough to put down, and definitely not a page turner (or at least I am, because I know I should be studying--just two finals left and then I'm a high school junior, guys!). Anyway, life is funny that way, because it's almost never true.As was the case with this novel. It was so incredibly good, and it kept you guessing until the last second. There were ups and downs, and some parts brought i [...]

    15. Set in the mid-1970's during the initial pangs of Indira Gandhi's Emergency, this bittersweet novel of cloistered Calcuttan life is an easy read, and one does wonder whether the younger sister in the novel Asha, gets her happy ending.

    16. The ending was super sad, but this book is amazing!!! The first few pages are a bit confusing, but keep reading: it's totally worth it!!

    17. I really hate it when people tell me a book is going to break my heart. Not that I'm not guilty of saying it, but it seems like so much weight to put on a little ARC (or paperback, or even hardcover) of a book. It stops me from making real connections to the characters, because all readers may be self-flagellants, but nobody really wants to punish themselves. (If you do, I've got a job rec for you in the kitchens of Hogwarts. A good house elf is so hard to find.) So as many good things as I'd he [...]

    18. Set in the 1970’s, The Secret Keeper revolves around Asha Gupta tough life she lives at her father’s ancestral Bengali home which shows discrimination towards women. Even at the young age of sixteen, she has a dozen problematic issues eating away at her daily.When her father loses his job in Delhi, he moves to New York in search of better opportunities. But he leaves his wife Sumitra and his two daughters back in India to live in his ancestral home until he finds a good job in America. This [...]

    19. Secret Keeper is a story about two sisters that could not be more different. Reet is the pretty, curvy, and sweet sister, and Asha is the complete opposite. She is a rough tomboy, very athletic and likes to argue with everyone. With these two different sister work perfectly well together somehow. Their dad ends up losing his job and can't find work as an engineer in India. Baba ( the father) makes the dreadful move to America and their lies change forever. The girls and mom end up staying with r [...]

    20. Secret Keeper is a story about two sister that could not be more different. Reet is the pretty, curvy, and sweet sister, and Asha is the complete opposite. She is a rough tomboy, very athletic and likes to argue with everyone. With these two different sister work perfectly well together somehow. Their dad ends up losing his job and can't find work as an engineer in India. Baba ( the father) makes the dreadful move to America and their lies change forever. The girls and mom end up staying with re [...]

    21. One of my favorite books! Loved it!I am in love with this book. I would make out with it if it were a person. Seriously. I love it that much even though it broke my heart then stomped on it! hehe It really did do that though. I still loved it, I can't help myself. I love sad stories, I love great stories, I love really well-written stories and this book was just that. :)You will find yourself liking Asha and feeling extremely sad for the situation she and her family are in. You will also be all [...]

    22. Do not, please do not, think that life for girls in India goes as is portrayed in this book.Edit: 17/3/17I reread this book, which I bought for my 17th birthday at 22. I came back from college in Calcutta, which is coincidentally the city in which the story takes place. I wanted to see if I could relate to the story better, having spent 9 months in Calcutta. It didn't help.And I take back what I wrote in 2013. While we have moved on from the blatant oppression of women portrayed in the books, a [...]

    23. Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins. Wow, just wow this one makes you think, and be appreciative for what we have here in the United States. The language is beautiful and the story is heartbreaking. The Secret Keeper is about a family in India around 1970. The father of the family loses his job and goes to America to try to find another one, leaving behind his wife and two daughters. The younger of the two, Asha is a very strong willed girl. While their father is in America, Asha her sister Reet, an [...]

    24. I usually don't give plot summaries but I am including this one after my review because it gives a good idea about what the storyline is about and will hopefully hook you into reading this wonderful book. Perkins writes about India in the 1970's with all the political and societal complexities that comes with it. Her depection of India is lovely, the smells, the atmosphere, etc. translates very well into written words. This is a heartbreaking story, but it really does capture the essenence of be [...]

    25. Secret Keeper: Perkins, M. (2009). Secret keeper. New York: Delacorte Press.Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins is a beautifully written love story. This book tells a story of a family from India trying to make it once their father losses his job. He then leaves to America in search of a new job and leaves his wife and daughters to live with their uncle. Baba’s brother is welcoming but he follows tradition and the women need to follow his rules. They think this is just a temporary lifestyle until [...]

    26. The Secret Keeper is a nice introductory piece for those wanting to explore the mysteries of the land that lies between the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The form of the story is not foreign, but some of the conflicts that arise might not be so familiar to all readers. The idea of the next living male relative taking responsibility for the family is not totally unfamiliar. The basic story could be lifted out of this setting and put into another culture. The results could be the same, but th [...]

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