The Same but Only Different


Rick Riordan and Roshani Chokshi have very similar writing styles, so any fan of his books will definitely enjoy this book as much as I did. As I finished this novel I understood what Riordan meant. There was everything any book needs, such as humor and adventure. When you read a good novel you feel as if you are inside the book yourself and that is how I felt while reading this. After I read from cover to cover I started thinking about the possibilities of me being a child of the gods, just like when I read one of Riordan’s books. The similarities between Aru and I are very noticeable, we’re in 7th grade, we have big imaginations, we know a lot about Hindu mythology. Mini reminds me of my friends because of her interests. This Pandava novel and many things are the same but only different. I would recommend this book to nine through thirteen year olds because the plot has elements that someone that age can relate to. I like how Chokshi integrates the real world to the world of Hindu mythology and that anyone can find themselves lost in the book. It is hard to imagine that this can’t happen in real life because of the way the story makes the reader want it to be true, expect for the tragedies. Aru cracks under peer pressure and breaks the one rule of her family. It may be the world’s greatest mistake or the world’s greatest miracle. All of the things from the mythological stories her mom used to tell her are no longer stories, they’re real, this can shake the foundations of her world or save it. One imaginator, one germaphobe, and one feisty pigeon to save the world form the end of time.