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This book is based on a boy named Animal, who was deformed as a result of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster.
⚈ “This book was so evocative. Years later, when I think of it I still feel overwhelmed with memories of the noise and colour.” – Suzy
⚈ “I had never heard of the Bhopal Disaster before reading this book. And it is so outrageous that even as I read I kept thinking surely this is not real? I loved how Sinha relayed the facts in a fictional style to give them more weight. I also enjoyed how he treated Animal as a normal person – with thoughts and desires, friends, enemies and love interests – despite his severe deformities and homelessness. It’s what made this book affecting and memorable. Not only does it educate people about the disaster but it reminds us that whatever our circumstances and outward presentation we are all the same inside.” – Rachel
Simon & Schutster