The Leading Reading Schools of India Awards 2014
2nd prize for book review for the senior category goes to Shlok Nadkarni of AVM School, Bandra (E), Mumbai!
1944. Assam. World War 11 is raging and the Japnese have swept through Burma towards India. the pyschotic Japanese General Moti has ordered the massacre of everyone in the small Ao Naga hill villag. Among the victims is the chief's grandson, Uti.
Goje, Uti’s best friend, is at a British school in Calcutta when he hears the news from h.is kinsman, Meren, who shows him a piece of bloodstained paper with Japanese writing. Gojen takes it to his headmaster, who shows it to the wily Kenneally of the Intelligence Corps. A name comes up: General Moti. Now that he knows the perpetrator, Gojen’s one thought is to avenge Uti’s murder, and he absconds. Together with a small group of Naga tribesman, he embarks on agruelling and perilous journey into the jungles of Assam.
Scholastic has found a top quality writer here, and I cannot recommend the book highly enough.