Monday, July 04, 2016
Book Review : 'The Misadventures of Butterfingers' by Khyrunnisa A
Sadly have I begun this book, a little too late in life. But it is in my hands, nonetheless. And I began this book, and had wrapped it up, a little too soon, I felt! I am guessing that I missed about three other novels, on this great butterfingers, but I had begun somewhere, at least. So, I began Khyrunnisa A’s ‘The Misadventures of Butterfingers’.
So, we take on, Amar Kishen’s adventures about the ghosts at Green Park School. Amar, who is an energetic and clumsy 13 year old boy, is nicknamed Butterfingers, by everyone who knows him. He gets into at least one misadventure at a time. And so, he gets in with the ghosts, and not just any ghosts, but Shakespearean ones too. Amar and his friends are roped in to write a play, and they do so, using a mix of Shakespeare’s masterpieces. How do they find the ghosts how would they defeat them?
Then, Amar finds out more about his painting skills, which he thought he never possessed, and then we move onto his history paper and his umbrella. We also move on to his father, as he misses his flight, and on to the doctor that ol’ Butterfingers plays. It was over before I could say Butterfingers. Just as we know enough about Amar, we must know enough of his mom and dad, his principal Mr Jagmohan and his teachers, who never do get him right, and his best friends.
We also find out about he has a screw up with the voice recorder, which he finds in school, and also the exchange student Pranav who must face a misadventure which was only possible at the Green Park School and ending with the second, Amar!
After all, we are dealing with the seventh fastest boy in all of the Green Park School, which had only one girl in its all - boys’ establishment. How and why is something you must find out, when you read this book.
The best thing about this book is the brilliant author, who comes up with these amazing stories. Her tone and language seem just right, for the book. She starts off so well, that if you aren’t laughing your ‘beans’ off, then I would be not be reviewing, this oh so funny book.