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Book #31: No Longer a Slumdog by K.P. Yohannan

Number of pages: 164

I probably shouldn't have been too surprised that the opening line of this book was: Have you seen the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire?

Reading this account of what it is like to be a child living in poverty in India made me realise some things I'd not really known before, most of them about the caste system and how children born into the lowest caste feel that they have no hope for a better future. The accounts of what happens to these children was harrowing and did not make for easy reading, but the accounts of the work GFA Bridge of Hope are doing to help children in poverty and spread the Gospel were encouraging.

This was a good read, although it did make me feel very guilty at the same time.

Next book: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Stieg Larsson)
Tags: around the world in 100 books, christian, non-fiction, spiritual reading

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