How horribly wrong can a boy’s dream of owning a pair of full pants go?
Set in 1986, in a small town in Andhra Pradesh, Ranga Half-Pants is a breathtaking, coming-of-age tale of love, courage and friendship.
The name of the book fascinated me enough to give it a try and I am glad to have taken a chance with this book.
The story spins mostly around Ranga, a 9th standard boy who dreams of having full pants. Sounds simple, right? But Ranga has to struggle a lot to convince his father for one pair of full pants. There is a Parallel Story of Prasad, a local boy who stood against political rowdies. All Prasad wants is to marry Tabassum and settle in life. That’s not simple either. As Story progresses the path of Ranga and Prasad collides and story takes oodles of eccentric turns.
Perfectly Fresh, fast paced and smooth flowing, No pretentious prose, Ranga Half pants is an honest and simple story that will pull you in with its 80s nostalgia and the innocent thoughts of the protagonist. He’s a silly self-seeking boy who doesn’t really mean any harm but somehow manages to screw up all the time. His journey through adolescence depicting pain, love, humiliation and courage is so engrossing that one cannot leave book in between.
Overall I enjoyed the read.I loved reading every word, line, page and paragraph of this book. It was so well written that I could literally visualize everything happening. It felt like I was watching a Blockbuster Telugu or Tamil movie. I love this book so much!
If you are looking for a a light entertaining read you will enjoy Ranga Half pants.