I cannot tell you why I didn't like this book. I just found it hard to read. Hard to stay engaged with. I didn't think the characters were developed very well at all. It is my understanding that the author immersed herself into the Indian culture and observed so this book could be written.
I just didn't find it to be a fascinating read. The situation is very sad. So many poor people living and dying right next to so much luxury is appalling. The justice system of this country is appalling. The way they beat the women and girls is disgusting. I think if the book had been written from her viewpoint it would have been a better book. I just didn't like it.
I will give it one *. If you read it I would love to hear your thoughts.