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Vishesh Unni Raghunathan
THE BOY IN THE DARK HOLE by Vaishali Shroff. Illustrated by Samidha Gunjal Eklavya, 2020, 60 pp., 110.00
November 2021, volume 45, No 11

Susruta Patil is just another kid—but not quite so. He loves sketching, but is terrible at football. He is a great friend, but suffers at the hands of bullies. He loves poetry, but cannot punctuate. His name does not make it any easier, especially when he wets his bed!

SP, as his friend Lobo calls him, sinks into the deep hole of depression. He feels the world is against him, and that he cannot catch a break. However, Lobo, and Kuhu, the best footballer around, help him see better. He opens up and shares his world with them, and suddenly the hole isn’t so deep and dark after all.

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