Asha and the Spiritz
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What if someone told you that no matter what, no matter when, no matter where, you are not alone? That whatever you do, think, or say, someone is right there beside you, seeing and hearing it all? What if they could send you help at any time of the day? What if they could put obstacles in your way?
A long time ago, in India, a young girl discovered this incredible truth and her life changed forever.
Shiv Nagar, Himalayas, many hundreds of years ago. Like every little girl her age, Asha has big dreams. Unlike every little girl her age, she lives in an isolated village, banked on all sides by the highest Himalayan mountain peaks.
In this remote village that no one ever leaves and that no one ever comes to, she holds on to her dreams as best she can, despite a father who’s exasperated by her daughter’s wild imagination, despite the teasing of other children in the village and, above all, despite Nirriti, an old crone who claims to speak to the gods and who’s been reminding her of all the dangers prowling outside the village’s borders since before Asha can even remember.
Thankfully, Asha has her mother, Sneha, to listen to her, as well as the memories of her late beloved grandma, who encouraged her to always and only listen to her heart.
One day, when Sneha falls critically ill, Asha fears that not only will she lose her mother, but also end up all alone in the world, with no one left to listen to her, to guide her or to believe in her dreams. That’s when she starts having very strange visions...
A young girl’s journey of discovery through India, to unveil the mysterious powers that regulate the mind and the heart. An illustrated novel for young and old alike, Asha and the Spiritz is a quest navigating through faith and doubt, luck and destiny, reincarnation and other infinite possibilities. A fantastic tale of hope, courage and karma.
This book was beautiful written and and beautifully illustrated. It's something that's going to stay with me for a long time. It also straddles the line between a children's book, a comic, and an adult novel. I would feel as comfortable reading this to my niece as I felt reading it on my own. I really did love it.