Written with a unique tone & reflecting the essence of stupendous writing, Author Meenal Dighe’s collection of remarkable stories, “Disruptions In Dahanu: A Seaside Mystery From India” is a real reading treat. The incredible efforts put forward by the author in her title is simply praise worthy and the stories are written in such a manner that they will definitely strike the readers. The book is having a real interesting storyline, which revolves around the primary character, Mini who is a nine years old school going girl. In addition, the chapters in this book exhibits the author’s prowess to create magic with the words & wonders with the stories!
Author Meenal Dighe, lives in Mumbai and describes herself as “a bookworm mother of two young bookworms”. She has studied Chemical Engineering, HR Management, Psychological Counselling, among other subjects. Nowadays she spends most of her time helping municipal schools in villages of tribal areas, and travelling around India and the world, “finding stories everywhere!” In her free time she helps run a library, teaches Spanish to kids and writes her thoughts in a blog. Meenal has lived in Dahanu in her childhood and spent lot of time in the jungles of Maharashtra. While, this particular book, “Disruptions In Dahanu: A Seaside Mystery From India” is her debut title where she brings part of her enchanted childhood to life. Her love for nature can be seen through her writing. The book is released by Astitva Prakashan in November 2023 and is available in paperback as well as in e-book format. The readers can grab a copy of this title from any of the top online marketplaces.
This book, “Disruptions In Dahanu: A Seaside Mystery From India” by Author Meenal Dighe is a delightful blend of adventure, mystery, and the charm of a seaside town, bringing to life the story of a 9 year old girl named Mini and her enthralling journey in the city of Dahanu. The narrative kicks off with a significant change in Mini’s life – a move to Dahanu due to her father’s transfer. What follows is a cascade of mysterious events that captivates not only Mini but also the readers. The story is a testament to how seemingly ordinary surroundings can transform into a playground for extraordinary adventures!
Moreover, Mini’s character is both relatable and endearing. As a young protagonist her curiosity, courage and determination shine through. The author effectively taps into the perspective of a child, infusing the narrative with innocence and wonder. Mini’s interactions with her new friends add depth to the story, emphasizing the importance of camaraderie in solving mysteries. Well, through the ‘13 Reading Worthy Chapters’ in this title, the author had made a very commendable attempt to take the readers to an incredible journey.
Well, if we look at the book title, “Disruptions In Dahanu: A Seaside Mystery From India” then one can say that the title for this book is certainly an appropriate one. Moreover, with reference to the collection of chapters added to this book by the author, the book title makes complete sense. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very interesting as well as stimulating vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the author’s thoughts. In addition, I must mention that the title of this book is very much “Justified” with regards to the reading worthy chapters present in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt Book Title for this book & the author had been extremely wise to go for this title!
Coming to the Readers’ Connect part, it becomes obligatory to mention that the book presents a thought provoking narrative to the readers. One of the notable strengths of the book lies in the vivid portrayal of the seaside town. The author skilfully captures the essence of Dahanu, making it an integral part of the narrative. The scenic beauty, coupled with mysterious incidents, creates an immersive experience for readers, allowing them to visualize the quaint town and its secrets. The mystery element in the plot is indeed well-crafted, keeping readers engaged and curious. The author skilfully weaves suspenseful incidents, building anticipation as Mini and her friends embark on an adventure to uncover the truth behind the disruptions in Dahanu. The pacing is apt for a middle-grade audience, ensuring that the storyline remains engaging and accessible.
The narrative does not shy away from introducing young readers to the complexities of solving a mystery. Mini’s deductive reasoning and the collaborative efforts of the young detectives serve as an inspiration for young minds, promoting problem solving skills and teamwork. Another very important aspect of this book is that the narration made by the author is indeed engrossing & interesting and the language used in this book is so lucid, that it would totally hook the readers until the very last page. Moreover, this is a book, which will make the readers think about the plot for several times, even after completing the title!
Now, coming to the final part of the review, i.e. the Book Verdict, we can conclude that a title like “Disruptions In Dahanu: A Seaside Mystery From India” is for sure a MUST READone. Well, the book deserves a chance by the readers, as it is a delightful read for young audiences and those young at heart. Meenal Dighe has crafted a charming tale that not only entertains but also instils valuable life lessons in its readers. The book stands as a testament to the power of curiosity and friendship in overcoming challenges, making it a must-read for young readers seeking a captivating mystery adventure.
Meenal Dighe is a very promising author, who is very creative in her ideas, which the readers can feel through her spectacular writings. In addition, her honest work makes this book even more reading worthy!
Book Link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/9358383577/
Author: Meenal Dighe
Publisher: Astitva Prakashan (2023)
Total Pages: 110
Reviewed By: Neel Preet