And I Passed My Boards Without Even Appearing For It revolves around the life’s experiences of a young girl about to appear for her school board examination. The social setting concentrates on life under the duress of global pandemic. It offers a poignant account of her feelings and observations leading a lockdown life. With the embargo on routine life, it is an honest narration of the highs and lows of virtual online school days and the nostalgia associated with the life in school and time spent with friends in the pre-pandemic ‘old normal’ days.
It reflects both the light and dark moments of the pandemic and the way a young mind perceives it. The book thoughtfully exemplifies the heroes of the crisis, talks of human connections and presents in a witty manner the consternations of pandemic students’ life. Read about the dilemma faced by school children and the way they react to this unwarranted change suddenly thrust at them to adapt instantly. Not attending school, not meeting friends in real life, watching the world reeling under misery, poverty, unemployment, death and disease --- life seems dark. But despite a lot of hardships, the resilience to go on with positivity and the hope to return to better days lend the story a breath of fresh air.
A must read for everyone who has seen and suffered the Covid days and yearns for life to resume normalcy. Give in to the pleasant sequences of the books and let your minds dream of the days when you shall be free to meet your loving friends and run the corridors of school once more.
So be prepared to get swayed by the intense cocktail of thoughtful emotions and witty banters!