Review of book "Ignited Minds" by Aashima Nair

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Author : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Review : We all have heard of the scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015). He received a number of awards like the Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (1997). He has authored 15 books on various topics that have been translated into many languages across the world. I recently read one of his books called Ignited Minds. Here, in this book the main question is “What is it that we as a nation are missing?” Before reading this book I actually never thought of that. Did you? This book talks about how the late scientist takes certain moments in his life and describes the main point of the story. My favourite things about the book were:
i. He would always start a chapter with a saying. This gave me a jest of the chapter.
ii. He would always end the chapter with a summary to make the reader understand.
iii. Even though he was an adult writing according to the moments of his life, as a reader, I felt him writing from a child’s perspective and views. This made me understand what a great and inspiring human being he was.
iv. I love that he ended the book with a poem called THE SONG OF YOUTH.
I feel everyone – adults and children should read this book. It made me understand about life, how even though it may seem complicated it is actually pretty simple if you just think logically.
I would like to end this book review with a quote of his- “If you want to shine like the Sun, first burn like the Sun.”