The Night Diary

The Night Diary Review

It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.

Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together.

Title:The Night Diary
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Lola

    There are two reasons that I can think of right now of why Historical Fiction novels are as valuable as History courses, if not more.Because unless you’re a university student who takes very specifi...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. The year is 1947 and India, now free of British rule, has been split into two countries: India and Pakistan. B...

  • Rashika (is tired)

    The book I FUCKING DESERVE.(Updating my review with the letter I wrote to my great-grandma as part of the blog tour)Dear Great-Grandma,I am not the best at writing letters that are also going to be on...

  • Donalyn

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. A treasure. ...

  • Jessica

    I want to hold this book to my heart and never let go. What an absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking work of art. Her writing is transcendent- I felt the wind, the dust, smelled the spices, felt the p...

  • Rida Imran

    The cover is beautiful. Being from Pakistan while I've heard a lot of partition stories, I've never read any.....

  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie

    This book is so damn good!My heart got cut open; my tears could not stop till the last page.And I couldn't leave out a word. Yes, it is that good.The writing style is mesmerizing, simple and full of e...

  • Adiba Jaigirdar

    I was super excited about this book but it wasn't as amazing as I had hoped it would be. The format didn't really work for me. The epistolary format just made everything feel a bit distant. There were...

  • Chelsea slytherink

    I picked up The Night Diary because my friend Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks loved it and I recently had a wonderful experience reading Amal Unbound, another diverse middle grade novel. While I wouldn...

  • Navdip

    I first heard about The Night Diary during an Owlcrate video a few months ago and seeing as I'm Indian and this book is set during the period when India gained their independence I knew this was an ab...