Book Review of A girl in the new town by Alpana Deo
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Book Review of A girl in the new town by Alpana Deo

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Firsts are always special and today I am sharing a book review which is the debut book of a friend.

“Places change, minds change, people change, memories don’t”…This is the tagline of the book “A Girl in the New Town”. It is a children’s book and published as paperback and Kindle edition too. It is well suited for 6-10-year-old children. Kids who are comfortable in simple English vocabulary will grasp it very easily.

Author: Alpana Deo, popularly known as Mother’s Gurukul Mom (
Rating: 4.5/5
Genre: Children, Self-help

The plot of the story is very optimistic. It is a story of a 7-year old girl, Ria who is skeptical and insecure about moving to another city leaving her friends behind. The book is divided into 12 chapters. The story talks about how her parents handled the situation, and made her feel comfortable about the transition. The narration is brilliant and vivid. One can actually visualize things happening in front of them while reading the book.

The dialogues are crisp and to the point. The author has used basic English which makes the book ideal for the kids to read and understand. The writing style is engaging and the readers who have shifted from one city or country to another will definitely connect with it. Unique plot, beautiful narration and a great message not only for the kids but also for their parents makes this book an interesting read.

“A Girl in the New Town” is a story of a cheerful and bubbly little girl, Ria and her parents Tania and Dev. A sudden change in Ria’s behavior starts bothering her parents and they try to break the ice to understand what she is up to. After a few attempts, she shares her inhibitions and insecurities of leaving her current city and moving to a new one in the next few months. Tania and Dev counsel her wisely and try to make her understand that change is the law of life. They take the help of Ria’s best friends in making this transition smooth and happy for her.
The book explains the emotions and anxiety of a child so perfectly who is not sure about what is in store for her in the new city. How will she adjust, how will be her new school, new teacher, how will she make new friends and live without her current ones and whether she be accepted and loved by all or not? With so many fears in her mind, she doesn’t want to leave the city.
The book is full of positive vibes. I loved how Tania comforted Ria and helped her at every stage. From preparing her to move to shift and adjusting to the new place. From embracing the change and finally helping her make new friends. How she conveyed her messages to her every time in a simple way and taught her life lessons like not to judge people very quickly or give time to others to open up or initiate talks if the other person doesn’t, is commendable. With her maturity and wisdom, she made her understand that rule of survival of the fittest. She radiated positivity in every statement of hers and is the strongest character of the book, who is loved by all.
With a great message, this book also portrays a beautiful bond of a close-knitted family of three.

Without being a spoiler, I would recommend all the parents and children to read this wonderful book together as it has a takeaway for both the parties. It is a simple and quick read and you can find it on Amazon:

I wish Alpana all the very best for her first book and looking forward to reading more from her.


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Alpana Deo
January 5, 2019 5:27 pm

Thanks Vartika for the review. Thanks for making it the first post of 2019. Yes, firsts are always special.

Anahita Irani
January 5, 2019 5:39 pm

Seems like an interesting read. The plot makes me want to buy the book. Thanks for the review.

Amarjeet Sonia Madaan
January 5, 2019 7:25 pm

The book seems interesting and a good read. Will surely keep in mind while buying books for my children. Thanks for sharing.?

January 5, 2019 7:31 pm

Your review really makes me want to go out and buy the book.

Pooja Budhiraja
January 5, 2019 9:09 pm

I have liked the lovely story of the girl and her bond with family.

jaideep khanduja
January 6, 2019 4:00 am

i think this 6 to 10 year old child stays in every age throughout with the same intensity of inquisitiveness. the book looks a nice reading

Preety tiwari
January 6, 2019 7:43 am

That’s really a nice story, I feel to buy this book for my 8 year old girl. Great work done by Alpana, nice review Vartika

Monika Sehdev
January 6, 2019 9:20 am

This Book “A girl in the new town” amazed me most. Shall read soon ?

Tina Basu
January 6, 2019 9:33 am

I have to read this one. Alpana is such a great blogger, I am sure she wrote the book really well.

January 7, 2019 6:32 am

Definitely a book for kids who move a lot and suffer from anxiety due to that. Loved the review.

January 7, 2019 3:52 pm

I too loved the book. Specially it’s an ideal read for kids who are foraging into reading with useful life lessons

January 18, 2019 5:15 pm

I was planning to buy this one. So glad you did a review! Definitely going to get this now.

January 19, 2019 7:08 pm

Yes, this is very wonderful book by Alpana. I have read it and reviewed too 🙂

Zainab Raazi
Zainab Raazi
January 19, 2019 7:55 pm

This indeed sounds like a good read. I can imagine the conflict a person can have while moving to a new city.

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