Book:- Chaddi Buddies
Author:- Oswald Pereira
Publisher:- Srishti Publishers and Distributors
About the Book:
Hill Mansion wasn’t really a mansion; it was just a ramshackle hut on a small hill. But for Robert Pereira, it was better than any place he had seen in his village Golvada. His chaddi buddies Anand and Baloo lived there with their elder brother Dattya – his hero and the village cricket team captain. Robert had named their hut, ‘Hill Mansion’, moved by love for his buddies. It didn’t matter to him that they were the sons of a domestic help.
Robert loved Hill Mansion more than his own modern house, because the poor but strong residents of Hill Mansion had given him the courage to live and fight, bestowing on him the pet name Samson. On the other hand, his siblings and village bullies made fun of his clumsiness and weakness, and nicknamed him Pondya – an indolent, feeble fellow.
Will Robert be able to fight the village bullies and erase the shameful ‘Pondya’ tag to his name? Will his love for his buddies stand the test of time and social barriers as he grows up? Chaddi Buddies is a tender story of friendship, love and brotherhood, loosely based on the author’s childhood, which will kindle sweet memories as you read on.
Title of the book is very catchy Chadi Buddies. Chadi Buddies is very easy and fun read. I think young readers will definitely like this book.
The story revolves around Robert who is clumsy and weak boy.
While reading I was completely lost in the story and pace of the book was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. It brings my memories of old days back. The book will show you the reality of ordinary people.
I really like the ending of the story when Robert grew young. Narration was also very nice. I think while reading connection between characters and reader is very important and I was completely connected with the characters.
At last I would sum up by saying that, the book is very engaging and also written in a very simple language and contains all forms of emotions, be it humor, anger, tender moments. Overall I loved the book a great effort by Author.