Monday, December 14, 2009

Rusty Runs Away By Ruskin Bond, reviewed by Sharvi Goyal

Rusty Runs Away By Ruskin Bond

Reviewed by
Name: Sharvi Goyal
School: R.S Junior Modern School

Adventurous and thought provoking, the book traces how a quiet and sensitive boy, Rusty grows into a brave and responsible adolescent and
sustains himself through difficult times.

With his father and grand mother passing away in quick succession , Rusty is left in the care of a strict guardian, Mr Harrison. However he learns to find opportunities hidden in life’s inevitable painful experiences.

Rusty makes exciting escapades, first running away from his school with mischievous Daljit, and later by escaping from the strict confines of his guardian’s home and finding friends and adventure with Somi, Ranbir, Kishen and others. He also discovers the true colours of India.

Instead of feeling depressed and miserable, he learns to combat injustice, pursue his own individual destiny and find his own identity and self –worth.

The author also entices the young minds to develop a love for plants and have reverence for nature and humanity. He encourages children to inculcate the habit of reading books by portraying Rusty as an ardent reader who grew up reading David Copperfield, Dickens,Tagore, Conrad and the likes.

The author Ruskin Bond encourages readers to be grateful for the greatest gift of all: A MIND OF ONE’S OWN !

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