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Book Review: The Three and It by Shobhit Malekar

Children books are super fun to read, as they are light, filled with fabulous adventure and vivid imagination. The Three and It by Shobhit Malekar is a young detective children’s novel. The fa├žade of the story introduces us to three friends: Sid, Isha, and Rishi – from the same school, living in the same neighborhood.

While bicycling around the neighborhood, their attention is arrested by a wanted poster. As they chug ahead, they find the ‘wanted man’ walking with a gunny bag in his hand. They follow him. Sid wanted to figure more about the man. Little did they realize that they are deep in the forest…and its night time?

Something happens to Isha, she is not herself. That scares Sid and Rishi, leaving her back, they ran faster in the wood. They seek shelter in a cottage and find that the man dies and a jelly-like structure pops out of his mind. They call it parasite and believe that it gets in the human body to live. That thing is strange…curiosity better gets over them. The boys begin filming and studying it. The parasite enters Sid’s body. However, it comes out from his left hand and dies instantly. It means that it attacks the weak people not the strong ones like Sid. In a strange turn of events, many jell-like parasites appear that scares the boy. They run for their life. Will the boys save themselves and their friend Isha? What’s the mystery of that parasite jelly…why is it attacking humans?

The book is quick, cute, fast, and wonderful…it can make up an engrossing bedtime detective stories for growing pre-teens especially. The book is written with elements of suspense maintained throughout. Supernatural, logical thinking, will to find out its root cause… and the cliffhanging ending…makes this novella not only readable but also adorable.

Shobhit Malekar’s narration is brilliant and it shows that he reads books to write his own book. He is a very young author. He wrote and published this book on Bribooks platform. We all can support this young author by purchasing his book, which can help him winning the Young Author Fair conducted by Bribooks.

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