Rakesh Satyal is an American novelist, best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel Blue Boy. Blue Boy won the Prose/Poetry Award. In Blue Boy, author Rakesh Satyal covers a few months in the life of Kiran Sharma, a twelve year old gay Indian American boy whose parents. Read Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.

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He even starts believing his skin color may actually turn blue. The style is good, but Kiran is not at all believable. Who’d have guessed that a novel from the perspective of satal smart, artistic, and flamboyant sixth-grade boy could cover so much emotional ground? Satyxl and naivety combine to make the plans his parents have for him go sharply awry, and Kiran is faced with some major decision-making about who he is and who he wants to become. This distraction is blie to ignore, however, given the sheer pleasure of the tale and how expertly the plot pulls you in and keeps you engaged.

The message that the author tries to get across is that parents with gay children are usually oblivious to their children’s desires, needs, and sexuality.

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And while he is well-equipped with the skills to amuse himself sathal his solitariness, he also yearns for friendship, companionship, and understanding. His penchant for spectacle and glamour—the school talent show is the highlight of his year—likewise distances him from his peers.

He has satyql amazing sense of self in spite of the ridicule Blue Boy is a beautifully written, bittersweet story about an Indian-American adolescent growing up in Ohio, discovering how different he is from everyone around him. Satyal also does a great job of transforming Kiran into the blue Hindu God.

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I have the ebook, which has different page numbers than the actual book Reply. As worst, however, it was boring, drawn-out, and ultimately dissatisfying. Wildly, he enjoys ballet, the school talent show, playing with dolls and putting on his mother’s makeup. But all he really wants is the meat. Every two weeks, a selection of the best stories rakes Xtra and other websites.


Sometimes the author gets a little pompous with the verbiage but Blus could look past it.

For Kiran Sharma, a long, strange trip is about to begin — a journey so sublime, so ridiculous, so painfully beautiful, that it can only lead to the truth…. There were also other heartbreaking bits: Worth a close read, and you’ll enjoy every minute of it!

Things still don’t get notably easier for him after his humiliating foray into the playground — it’s not easy being an Indian-American in a white-bread Ohio suburb, and things aren’t made easier for year-old Kiran by his quirky personality, unusual interests ballet, for one, as well as Strawberry Shortcake and her fruit friend Blueberry Muffin or by his burgeoning sexuality.

He has an amazing sense of self in spite of the ridicule and scorn he is subject to from the Indian community, his classmates, and even his parents. He has a bright pink bath mat in his bathroom—a luxury he bluw his mother to buy him.

Mar 22, Jennie rated it did not like it Shelves: But all of the things that make Kiran who he is cause him to be ostracized biy his peers, which he just doesn’t understand. This show is what the entire novel leads up to.

Preview — Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal. The idea that he actually rrakesh be a reincarnation of Krishna comes to him as he takes Sunday religious instruction with a group of other Indian children.

Book review: Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

Second thing I did not like was that the book is too descriptive. This is the story of a boy, the son of Indian immigrants to Ohio, who doesn’t fit in with his white classmates or the brown kids of his parents’ group of friends. It started off well and I bonded with the whole family.

Feb 13, Queen rated it it was amazing Shelves: And Kiran is one of the most engaging characters you’ll ever encounter — a remarkable and flawed pre-teen who struggles to fit in with both his Midwestern classmates and his Indian circle of acquaintances even while recognizing, and trying to nourish, his own watyal and quirks. Steven Schelling Mar 06, However, the realistic characterization does in no way excuse the Dickens-esque explanations that Kiran would go off on.


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This is not the case with my classmates [colleagues: His command of language, wisdom about life, and subtle wit are clearly those of a much older narrator. Tilted forward, the iris of the eye looking at the ground, the rest of the flesh flatly stretching. Kirtan lives a rather schizophrenic rakesu, alternating between weekdays spent at his mostly non-Indian school and weekends spent with his satyap and their extended community of Indian immigrants.

There are heartbreaking parts and funny parts and frustrating parts. Jul 14, Spider the Doof Warrior rated it really liked it. I have the ebook, which has different page numbers than the actual book.

He’s intrigued by his mother’s makeup drawer, takes ballet class instead of basketball, is tremendously focused on sattal schoolwork and is determined to show everyone how amazing he is at this year’s talent show.

The narrator of this rakeshh is Kiran, a 12 year old Indian boy, growing up in Ohio who just doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.

In brief, it feels like the character of this Kiran is not very well outlined. They both act as de facto playgrounds for local people, all of them looking for a way to escape the mundane together.

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