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The Ruby Iyer Diaries

The Ruby Iyer Diaries An alternate cover edition can be found here and here This novelette is a companion book to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer A peek into the soul of an angry young girl who will come of age in a city on

  • Title: The Ruby Iyer Diaries
  • Author: Laxmi Hariharan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An alternate cover edition can be found here and here.This novelette is a companion book to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer A peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation Ruby kept a diary from the age of ten till she ran away from home at sixteen It is from here that I picked out a few diary entries for The RAn alternate cover edition can be found here and here.This novelette is a companion book to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer A peek into the soul of an angry, young girl, who will come of age in a city on the verge of total annihilation Ruby kept a diary from the age of ten till she ran away from home at sixteen It is from here that I picked out a few diary entries for The Ruby Iyer Diaries This short series of vignettes from Ruby s life, tells you a little about the origins of Ruby Iyer Read The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, to follow Ruby s story Coming soon The First Life of Vikram Roy Ruby Iyer Series Book 3 and The Second Life of Ruby Iyer Vikram Roy Book 4

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    1. Free at !UK - amazon/Ruby-Iyer-DiaUS - amazon/Ruby-Iyer-DiariDownloaded for free from This was an interesting story about a young girl who felt that she was ignored by her parents in favour of her younger brother. Ruby didn’t really like authority, and didn’t like to do as she was told, she just wanted to be loved and to feel like she had friends.This was an interesting short glimpse into Ruby’s life when she was younger, but I have a feeling that the things she’ll get up to next will be [...]

    2. The Ruby Iyer Diaries is a prequel to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. Even though I have had this ebook sitting on my kindle since before I got my hands on The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, for some odd reason, I read and reviewed The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer first. I now regret not reading this first.The Ruby Iyer Diaries gives us a peek into Ruby’s life from the age of ten to sixteen. The excerpts from her diaries that make up this novella are just a way to get up, close and personal with the charact [...]

    3. Chocolates for anyone who can make me understand the purpose of this novellaFirst of all a huge thanks to the author and her team for providing me with a copy of the bookI really want to see a link or reason behind the novella because I am clearly failing at it. If one argues that this novella was written with the purpose of carrying a glimpse of Ruby Iyer’s life or background then I am afraid it didn’t show anything except some random episodes and which too didn’t make any sense in retros [...]

    4. Diaries, where we put our most private thoughts, our emotions, slices of our lives. We are invited to see the thoughts, feelings and events that shaped the young girl who was destined to be great. Through brief snippets from Ruby’s diary we are witness to the chaotic and disjointed world Ruby lived in, effectively bringing to life the past of this girl.Laxmi Hariharan has made use of random diary entries to outline the world as Ruby saw it. Although difficult at times to reconcile, they provid [...]

    5. I read this after reading the main book in the series, The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. I personally think this is a better way of doing things, but I am not a 100% sure. This short book is an insight into the main character, and what are some of the things she has faced in her young life, which have made her what she is. Is it important to read this in conjunction with the main novel? I think so. It tells us about what makes Ruby tick.Another thing I like about this is we get to know Ruby’s fathe [...]

    6. There's a harshness to this narration that makes a lot of the introspection ring true even as it is shocking. As women we are overlooked, under-appreciated, thought less intelligent, less strong, less instinctual we are expected to be self-aware in a way that turns us on ourselves. It's a harrowing experience and that's the amazing story Ruby Iyer tells. She fights it and faces those fears with a need to be herself.

    7. A wonderful short story that is the beginning of Awakened. Ruby is an amazing child looking to be loved by her mother. Superb start of a fantastic series.

    8. Actual rating- 3.5The Ruby Iyer Diaries is a prequel to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, a dystopian set in Mumbai that has been on my to-read pile since quite some time now. Most readers have been reading the prequel after having read the first full-length book in the series. As I'm always up for novellas and I don't like breaking links, I thought I would read The Ruby Iyer Diaries first as it gives us a glimpse into the life of Ruby Iyer. The Ruby Iyer Diaries is a collection of letters from Ruby, [...]

    9. njkinnysblog/2015/08/bThe Ruby Iyer Diaries by Laxmi Hariharan is the prequel novelette to The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer. This book gives an insight into the protagonist, Ruby Iyer's life from the age of ten to sixteen. How she became the angry and sassy girl that we met in The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer and what happened to make her run away from home? All these and more questions get answered as we follow a young Ruby through her life and revisit the crucial life changing events of her life.A book [...]

    10. Time changes females more than men and it makes us more subversive. While we try our hardest to not become what we're expected to become - the weaker sex myth, enclosed and contained and polite despite the world ending around us -- the battle only becomes harder the older we get. Most of us do at least fight nowadays. And Ruby Iyer captures that fight from childhood, adolescent and into adulthood. There's a battle waging between our instinctual strength of character and the way the world pits us [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this book. It is different from what I normally read. It is a great read and change of pace. I hope you enjoy this book too. Give it a try.

    12. A diary is like a confidante that is deaf and dumb and in it one pours their private, secret thoughts, emotions and turbulence of mind, all through the events of daily life. In a diary, one doesn’t just express themselves more openly than they could do to any person; they create themselves. A diary is a vehicle which gives them their sense of selfhood and charts their individuality. And it does just that for Ruby Iyer, a free-spirited, rebellious girl.The Ruby Iyer Diaries (Ruby Iyer Series, 0 [...]

    13. How many times have you seen a writer going deep into a character and trying to understand the point of view of her protagonist? This is the first time I've seen someone trying to understand how her protag goes through the changes in her life and turning it into a prequel before the actual story starts. Introduce her readers to Ruby Iyer. Ms. Hariharan took me, along with her, in the journey of Ruby Iyer in her dystopian novel, The Ruby Iyer Diaries. The first question I asked myself while readi [...]

    14. The Ruby Iyer Diaries 3.5 Stars This novelette is a sneak peek on Ruby’s life. The readers have a perspective of her thoughts from age ten to sixteen through pages she wrote on her diary. You don’t need to read the novel to know how smart Ruby is and how strong she becomes on the novel “The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer.” You can understand that by reading the prequel.Ruby is an intriguing character. Some of her actions left me a little confused, I could never foresee what she would do or thin [...]

    15. The prequel novelette(? is that shorter than a novella?) to the The Many Lives of Ruby Iyeris a blazingly fast read - it's a peekaboo into the turbulent fragile mind of Ruby Iyer - the heroine of Laxmi Hariharan's Series set in Dystopian Bombay; her formative years that seeds the foundations for a girl forever at war with the rest of the world. The story zips through the beautiful bylanes of a forgotten Bombay taking us through the events that shapes up Ruby's childhood, events that would later [...]

    16. I read this book as it slowly led me to realize that it was just the beginning of things to come. Ruby Iyer Diaries reads like a diary but it lets us see into the lives of not just Ruby but the other people she comes across too. Her mother, the sad, cynical lady and the friends she makes and how she ends up where she is.I found the writing so pertinent to the characters, most of it are Ruby’s thoughts but so right to her personality. The author has managed to spin a good intro story for the re [...]

    17. I wouldn't really call The Ruby Iyer Diaries a novella, although it is described as one. In fact, the title itself seems too grand for a collection of 10-12 excerpts, with just about enough content to fill the first few pages of a single diary. However, if you keep aside these objections, The Ruby Iyer Diaries is a brilliant character sketch of a young girl, the protagonist of the sequel "The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer." Ruby is quite different from the average girl you meet in novels. She is athle [...]

    18. A girl growing up in Bombay who is told that she's too tomboyish to attract young men, is shown from ten to sixteen. She's not a very pleasant or intellectual type. I had not read any book in the series and chose this because it was free. I didn't get a lot out of it for that reason and suggest that for this to mean much to the reader, you have to have read other books in the series, so you might care about Ruby and what happens when she is grown up, or about those she dislikes.

    19. Precocious Ruby really wants to be a boy and to play cricket. On the Oval Maiden in Bombay – or Mumbai as some call it now, where there are always several games underway. Boys I India play the great game as soon as they can walk, on any piece of roughly flat ground, with anything that they can imagine is a bat. No wonder they are so good at it. It is a national obsession.This prequel novel tells us about how Ruby grew up between the ages of 10-16. The formative age for young girls as they turn [...]

    20. I think this book works best if you read it shortly after finishing The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer, because although I read and enjoyed that book it was a while ago now and I didn’t really enjoy this novelette. My main problem with it is that I wasn’t sure what it’s purpose was. I know it’s young Ruby’s diary, so it shows her growing up (to a certain degree), but there’s no real cohesion to the entries or any kind of overriding narrative. It’s well written, but I don’t think I gaine [...]

    21. A diary is like a confidante that is deaf and dumb and in it one pours their private, secret thoughts, emotions and turbulence of mind, all through the events of daily life. In a diary, one doesn't just express themselves more openly than they could do to any person; they create themselves. A diary is a vehicle which gives them their sense of selfhood and charts their individuality. And it does just that for Ruby Iyer, a free-spirited, rebellious girl.The Ruby Iyer Diaries (Ruby Iyer Series, 0.5 [...]

    22. Starting at age ten and ending at sixteen these series of short vignettes give us an insight into Ruby’s character and her journey from a child of ten to a teen and continues till she reaches the threshold of adulthood.Ruby is the normal girl on the threshold of teenage years when the novella begins. Adventurous, impulsive, rebellious and confused, she is unable to understand the restrictions imposed on her by her mother nor the queer look and behaviour of Dr Poonawala aka PW a child psycholog [...]

    23. *I received a copy of this novel via the author in exchange for an honest review* 3.5/5 I actually just finished reading this novella, so I'm going to write my review while it's still fresh on my mind. Pretty much what we have here are random, fast paced diary entries of the protagonist of "The Many Lives of Ruby Iver." It's a fast read, mainly meant to characterize Ruby. There isn't really a plot, considering that these are just random diary entries. From the fragments that we get to read, you [...]

    24. Reviewed by Shelby LoebkerDate: 7/25/2016Time: 1:35 p.m.“The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer” follows the titular protagonist’s transformation from a young woman trying to make her way in modern day Bangladesh, to an empowered hero saving the city. An accident gives Ruby her powers and she uses her new abilities to follow a trial of mysterious and anonymous text messages, stopping a growing evil from harming Bangladesh, while simultaneously grappling with her complicated past.The most noticeable f [...]

    25. I have read quite a number of Young Adults novel, but all of them by foreign authors set in other countries. Authors in India are dabbling with this genre, but there are none which standout. The Ruby Iyer series, a 'first' from an Indian author that too set in India, has made me really excited. 
'The Ruby Iyer’s Diaries', the first in the series or 0.5 version, gives us a peek into the early life of the protagonist—Ruby. Human beings are a product of our genes as well as the environment we [...]

    26. I was asked to review The Ruby Iyer Diaries by Laxmi Hariharan, which is a prequel novelette to the The Ruby Iyer series, a dystopian romance series that follows the adventures of eighteen Ruby Iyer from Bombay.The novelette is short diary entries by Ruby from the age of ten to when she runs away from home at sixteen and I really liked it. It gives a good introduction to Ruby and the culture she’s growing up in. You instantly see Ruby has a deep anger in her, but you relate to her and are imme [...]

    27. This is a prequel to the book Many Lives of Ruby Iyer that I had reviewed last year. I got this from the author's publicist since I had reviewed her first book, and I was keen on knowing Ruby better, to jog my memory for the next one I hope.From the diary, it comes in juicy snippets between ten and sixteen. Ruby's point of view changes and priority changes with age. From here, we can see how she gets her anger issues from, and how her past determines her future plans.Since a kid, Ruby knew she i [...]

    28. This book, The Ruby Iyer Diaries' is the prequel to a series, and it is an enticing introduction. Ruby Iyer is a young girl growing up in a conflicted household. The author, via Ruby's diary, alludes to future complexities yet to develop in Ruby's life, but we have to wait to read what really goes down - have to read in the books that follow. A very short read, the prequel creates the premise of the plot - it shows us how Ruby is a normal kid in an abnormal situation.The author, Laxmi Hariharan, [...]

    29. This short peek into Ruby´s life as a child and teenager explains much about the anger that drives her actions in the future and inevitably leads to the disaster that changes the world as it is known. Scenes from her background that shaped her personality create a connection to this protagonist, whether we talk about compassion, pity, understanding or dislike. Ruby is the single most well-written character I ever read about that is driven by anger and fury and acting on her impulses, which make [...]

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