Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Each day, I counted my reading progress in page numbers, willing the characters to move ahead, to bring me closer to the end of the book. I had to know. Who was a suitable boy for Lata? But then, when the final page was in sight, I hesitated. I had been carrying the two and a half pound book around the house with me for a year, but now I put it down. I didn't want to read that last page. I didn't want to find out who Lata Mehra had chosen as her husband, her "Suitable Boy." For 1400 pages the suspence had been killing me and now, right at the finish line, my horse balked. A suitable boy was chosen.
"No, she can't choose him!" my mind wailed. Maybe something terrible will happen, I thought in desperation. Maybe the wedding will be called off. Maybe no one is suitable for Lata Mehra...but I won't spoil the book or its ending. You'll just have to read A Suitable Boy and find out for yourself if Lata's choice was suitable!