Satyal’s lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy’s transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Rakesh Satyal is an American novelist, best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel Blue Boy. Blue Boy won the Prose/Poetry Award. Read Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.

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I related to blje character in so many bllue, that sometimes it felt like I was reading my childhood memoirs. Kirtan narrates the story, but the voice is not particularly believable as that of even the most precocious, gifted twelve-year-old.

And Kiran is one of the most engaging characters you’ll ever encounter — a remarkable and flawed pre-teen who struggles to fit in with both his Midwestern classmates and his Indian circle of acquaintances even while recognizing, and trying to nourish, his own gifts and quirks. Surrounded by examples of upstanding Indian Americans–in his own home, in his temple, at the weekly parties given by his parents’ friends–Kiran nevertheless finds it impossible to get the knack of “normalcy.

Jul 25, Larry H rated it it was amazing. A boy who doesn’t quite understand his lot–until he realizes he’s a god. Satyal not only makes the novel humorous but also sends out a message by doing so. Want to Read saving…. Nov 13, Samantha Davenport rated it liked it Shelves: This is a good book about finding yourself, acceptance with a bit of Indian culture and spirituality thrown in.

All rakseh these plot points are common but real, and it is up to the writer to put his stamp on such a story to make it his own. He gets his revenge by being a tattletale on an adolescent Indian couple for making out which could have serious repercussions stayal alarmingly, raoesh a school room on fire—allowing others to take the blame.


The potential within this bky was both amazing and heart-breaking. A bundle of culture and spirituality. Is that what you call it?

An insightful book that reminds us how difficult–and ultimately liberating–it can be to accept our own uniqueness in spite of the opinions of others. Not overseasoned with pretty words but still flavored with literary mastership thanks to Princetonand most of all, biting humor. In fact, he would describe overweight people quite unflatteringly in his head. Satyal’s image of this little boy reminded me of the one in the film “Ma Vie en Rose” – they know that they are different but it seems normal in their eyes.

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

Kiran feels real from the first page. Vell, excuse me, but aren’t you a teacher? As an only son, Kiran has obligations–to excel in his studies, to honor the deities, to find a nice Indian girl, and, above all, to make his mother and satyaal proud–standard stuff for a boy of his background.

I am the calm in the middle of the battle. Despite that though, the book really grew on me.

Blue Boy is an extremely entertaining, heart Kiran is a sixth-grade student who knows he’s different from his fellow classmates, but in his mind, different is better.

The protagonist struggles to find himself among the crowd and turns to the blue Hindu God Krishna, whom he identifies satyap with. In the not-so-gender fluid satyql of the s, this is difficult enough to make Kiran a bit of an outcast. It probably surpasses the eloquence of many adults as well.

And while there are many funny passages, the shtick gets tiresome quickly. I love coming of age novels, and I was glad to find some cultural diversity here to dig into. Kiran–the only child of immigrant Indian parents–struggles with acceptance and a sense of belonging at public school, in his Hindu temple, and at home. Kiran may have believed he was the reincarnation of a god, but he was adorably human and imperfect.

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He’s a great kid. Here, Satyal manag This book was, on so many levels, a surprise to me – and a delightful one at that. As the book is narrated by the boy in first person, some of the descriptions and thoughts seem very unnatural for his age.


The novel follows Kiran’s random, every day thoughts over the course of a few months. Boys his age have always caused him to I’ve signed up to receive an email alert for Kindle Freebies sathal Advanced Kindle Alert website. The tone of the author is also sarcastic and funny but at the same time serious which makes the novel intriguing and interesting.

If we could give half stars on this system, this one would get four saryal a half. The book is also interesting in the way it stands as a document in the evolution of coming out stories through the years. The school talent show appears to be the perfect vehicle to introduce this newly discovered self to the world. The subject nature was different from what I might normally read.

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

This doesn’t just pertain specifically to the LBGT community but to people who are being bullied in general. Trivia About Blue Boy. While reading the book, many times I cringed and thought to myself, “he’s blur really going to do that, is he???

I really couldn’t stand this book, I gave up about 50 pages in.

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This distraction is easy to ignore, however, given the sheer pleasure of the tale and how expertly the plot pulls you in and keeps you engaged. This can only end in badness! I thought it was interesting that I happened to read a book by a Princeton graduate right on the heels of “Admission,” the novel about the admissions process at Princeton.

That’s no easy feat to accomplish. His book readings are well-attended and very dakesh.