What is your parents/relatives take on teenagers reading novels? .
Usually our baray thinks that reading novels is bad while WATCHING (something more vulgar on) T. V is OKAY. Why? Because they think ke ab bhi wese hi novels likhe jaatay hen jaise unke zamane me likhe jatay thay. Jab ke this is not totally true.
The new writers who are writing for the cause of spreading good and positive vibes, SHOULD be read! I don't think reading novels is bad. Nor do my siblings and parents.
But there is this friend(classfellow) of mine who saw me, @smirxa and @huda.noor.71216 talking about Jannat kay Pattay in free lessons (in school). The change in us she saw after we read novels encouraged her to read JKP borrowing a copy from Sana. Tho, she wasn't allowed. She used to read it without making her mother notice her.
The conclusion here is; She read it anyways... Why won't you allow your kids to read novels infront of you?! Or wese bhi reading is a good habit!
Somebody asked me long ago, why do these writers show heroes/heroins like some perfect human beings? Why do they make our standards reach the skies? Why do they make us desire for them in our REAL lives? I didn't answer her at that time(Coz I didn't have one). But now let me tell you! They don't make you believe in them. They are just fictional characters. YOU yourself think you can have a spouse like Salar/Imama, Jihan/ Haya, Faris/Zumer and Fateh/Taaliyah.
The writers just make a fictional character perfect so that YOU can make yourself like them. Why don't you become Jihan/Haya of someone else's life? Just try to think positive. Take the positivity out of things. Don't discourage every other person (writers). Try to be like(good) fictional characters.
A book that I would recommend you (the girl who asked me this question) is Haalim. Do read it. I'm pretty sure you'll try to look at the negative things(as well) with a positive eye and a positive mind!
Melody of a Tear is Haroon Khalid Akhtar's first novel. It has just published a few months ago. And the most amazing thing is that HKA is a Pakistani writer. 😄
At the very start, it was a slow pace for me. And I agree to a few reviews, that I read before buying this book, that it was difficult to understand at times.
Melody of a Tear is a story written in a very unique and fresh manner. Its a story of Zara who is a prone-protagonist and is confused about her gender because she was raised as a son by her (psychotic) father. And so, she has never seen a tear falling off anyone's eye.
One day she sees her old college fellow, Zaid in a library while he is reading newspaper. A tear falls off his eye. Zara becomes curious and so chase the reason of that tear.
In this search, she reaches Safaid Kothi where she meets a children's book series writer, Waris, who later becomes her mentor. Waris makes her realize her true self. She also meets Sheila at Safaid Kothi, living with her 4 boys, who treat 'poverty' as their 'religion'. Zaid, the glass prince, is a living example of sympathy! Waris, the writer, shows us how a true friend should be. And Zara, the narrator, tells us that a woman is not always weak! "It is a story of passion and compassion"
I must appreciate the author for the ending. Bahadur's entry made my jaw drop. The last 9-10 chapters were very captivating for me. They contained shocks over shocks. Also, at last tho my heart broke... But still, the writer conviced me that ending was sad but not bad! 'Forgiveness is a sensation, not a process'